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Have you been keeping up with college basketball in the States this season? If you have, than you’ve already seen Angel Delgado, a Dominican player for Seton Hall, who is on the verge of making Big East history! If not, let’s get you filled in.
Delgado, born in Bajos de Haina, attends Seton Hall and has been playing basketball with the Seton Hall Pirates for the past four years. He is a 6ft 10 center with a knack for rebounding. His first season, 2014-2015, Delgado won the Rookie of the Year Award and each year he keeps excelling and bettering his game.
This year, Delgado came close to becoming the Big East’s all-time rebounding leader! The current all-time rebounding leader, Derrick Coleman from Syracuse, racked up 701 boards in 64 conference games with an average of 11 per game. Delgado is two away from taking the lead at 699, and has an average of 11.5 per game. Coleman’s record is the second-longest-standing in the Big East, and Delgado is so close to beating it! Delgado leads the nations in rebounds with 1,286 and in double-doubles with 64.
In 2017, Delgado was awarded the NCAA Division I Rebounding Champion Award, ECAC All-Star Award, and the Haggerty Award. On top of all of those, he was a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Finalist.
Angel Delgado is admired by his team and his coaches for his hard work, overall strength, and dedication to improving his form, techniques and skills. He represented the Dominican Republic at the 2016 Centrobasket where he won a bronze medal and he entered the 2017 NBA draft, though decided to finish his career up at Seton Hall. Needless to say, he is someone to keep an eye on!
Tune in an watch the Seton Hall Pirates play in the Big East Conference and support Angel Delgado!