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Utah basketball: Utes forward Delon Wright says he will return for senior year

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Despite being pegged as a one-and-done after playing in the JUCO ranks and earning a First-Team All Pac-12 selection, Utah Utes junior forward Delon Wright announced via his Instagram on Sunday, March 23 that he will indeed return for his senior season.

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That is great news for Utah fans who were probably up in the night wondering if their top player was coming back.

Tony Jones, Utes beat writer for The Salt Lake Tribune, confirmed Wright's decision on Twitter on Monday, March 24.

"Can confirm delon wright tweet. Utah guard will return to the utes for his senior season on the hill," Jones tweeted.

So ends a boatload of speculation about Wright, a native of Los Angeles and brother of NBA veteran Dorell Wright, leaving early for the NBA Draft -- and joining a cavalcade of prospects in what is expected to be the best class in two decades, possibly ever.

Wright was the Utes leading scorer on the year, averaging over 15 points and seven rebounds per game. He was also named to the Pac-12 First Team, helping guide the Utes to a 21-12 record overall -- their best record since 2008.

Utah also reached the postseason for the first time in six years with Wright’s assistance but was eliminated in the first round of the NIT Tournament at Saint Mary’s, losing 70-58.

With frontcourt mate Jordan Loveridge, as well as everyone from this year’s roster set to return except for Brazilian senior center Renan Lenz, it seemed like a no-brainer for Wright to stay put.

Now that he will, he gives Utah that 1-2 punch inside with Loveridge, as well as a veteran back court that now has significant enough experience to make a serious run at the NCAA Tournament next year.



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