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Reginald Delk
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Reginald Delk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Tenn.

Last College:
Mississippi State

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 200

Position:
G

Experience:
1L


Junior Year:

  • First season at Louisville was last year after transferring from Mississippi State, where he started in the backcourt for two seasons.
  • Made his first start with the Cardinals against DePaul and totaled a career-high 10 points while connecting on all four shots from the field, including two three-pointers.
  • Saw action in 28 games last season, scoring 44 points for the year while playing behind All-America Terrence Williams.
  • Played 16 minutes against USF when foul trouble for Terrence Williams vaulted him into increased action. He responded with seven points.
  • Scored four points vs. Ole Miss.
  • Grabbed three rebounds vs. Lamar.
  • Delk's uncle Tony Delk played under U of L Coach Rick Pitino at Kentucky, where Tony earned Most Outstanding Player honors while leading Kentucky to the 1996 NCAA Championship and went on to play 10 seasons in the NBA.
  • His twin brother Richard, who also played two seasons at Mississippi State, is a senior at Troy University.
  • His father, Rickie, was a four-time all-conference selection (1973-76) and three-time league scoring champion at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., where he left as the school's all-time leading scorer (2,327 career points) as well as having his jersey number (#00) retired.
  • His older sister, Genevieve, played collegiately at the University of South Alabama, while his younger sister, Gwen, is a freshman at the University of Central Arkansas.

In Two Seasons at Mississippi State:

  • Sat out the 2007-08 season after transferring from Mississippi St., where he started in the backcourt for two seasons.
  • Averaged 9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and connected on 35.5 percent of his three-point attempts as a sophomore as Mississippi State posted a 21-14 record and reached the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
  • Delk started 59 of 65 games over two seasons for the Bulldogs, including all 35 during the 200607 season. He ranked seventh in three-point percentage in Southeastern Conference games that season, hitting 38.2 percent in league games (34-of-89).
  • Collegiate career scoring high was 27 points produced at Arkansas as a freshman when he connected on 7-of-9 three pointers.
  • Hit 122-of-322 three-point goals in his two seasons at Mississippi State (37.9 percent) and had 33 games with multiple three-pointers. He scored 602 points in two years, a 9.3 scoring average.

High School:

  • Top 50 prospect and three-year starter at North Side High School in Jackson, Tenn., where he averaged 22.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a senior in helping his team to a 25-5 record and a second straight runner-up finish in the Class AAA state tournament.
  • Earned second team all-state honors and a Class AAA Mr. Basketball finalist as a senior. He scored 1,866 points in his career at North Side.
  • Averaged 17.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals as a junior in helping the 2003-04 Indians to a 29-3 record and a state runner-up finish, earning third team all-state recognition.

Personal:

  • Born Dec. 2, 1986 ... Son of Genevieve and Rickie Delk ... One of four children (twin brother Richard, sisters Genevieve and Gwen) ... Major is sports administration.
  • Personal goal at U of L is to earn his degree.
  • Enjoys playing an NCAA Football video game in his spare time and "I'm the best in the dorm" at it.
  • Best basketball advice given to him was from his grandmother, who told him he could play with anybody.
  • His father has had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • Feels that Chris Tucker would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • Wanted to wear No. 12 because his twin brother wears the same number.
  • Most proud of "having a beautiful little girl (Jayla)."
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice his hats.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino is that he is a great teacher of the game of basketball and of life.
  • Would most like to meet Martin Luther King.

Favorites:

  • NBA Team: all of them
  • Movies: The Last Dragon, The Wood
  • TV Shows: Jamie Foxx
  • Actor: Denzel Washington
  • Comedian: Jamie Foxx
  • Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Musical Group/Singer: Guccie Maine, Yo Bottie, Trey Songs, Lil Wayne, Ti
  • Subject: Black History
  • Foods: pizza
  • Vacation spot: Atlanta
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