Raul Delgado, a reserve point guard for the BYU basketball team, is planning to transfer from the university for his senior season. His reason to transfer is relatively unknown, but it is likely due to the log jam at the guard position that is imminent next season.
Matt Carlino, Tyler Haws, and Anson Winder are all returning to Provo next season, all of which averaged more minutes than Delgado this past year. The Cougars also have Skylar Halford, a 6’1″ guard from Salt Lake Community College, coming into the Cougars guard fold next season. This addition made Delgado’s future at BYU even more bleak hence his departure from the program. Of course, this is all speculated, but the writing is essentially on the wall.
This is a divorce that will likely benefit both parties. BYU will have more minutes for players such as Skylar Halford and Anson Winder to get more playing time and develop. Delgado will get a chance to display his skill set on a different team that may need his services more than BYU does.
Although he only averaged 1.8 points per game at BYU, at Western Nebraska Community College (where he was before BYU) he showed his ability to score at a high level. In his sophomore season at WNCC, he averaged 19.7 points per game and shot 43 percent from beyond the arc.
There is no question that there is a team in major college basketball that would benefit from the addition of Delgado. It will be very interesting to see where Delgado ends up.
As for BYU, the Cougars now have 2 open scholarship positions for the 2013-2014 season. Coach Dave Rose will now need to hit the recruiting trail extremely hard in the next few months.