Former All-American and Bob Cousy Award winner for the Utah Runnin' Utes, Delon Wright, was selected 20th today in the NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Wright is the first Ute drafted since Andrew Bogut was taken with the No. 1 overall pick in 2005 by the Bucks.
The former Utah guard will be needing to get his passport and move north of the border to back up one of the best point guards in the NBA, Kyle Lowry. Wright is joining one of the better teams in the NBA, especially in the Eastern Conference. Toronto was the swept in this year's playoffs by the Washington Wizards, even after having home court advantage in the series. The Raptors actually traded their backup point guard earlier in the draft, presumably because they had targeted Delon with their pick.
The Raptors have selected Utah's Delon Wright (PG) with the 20th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. pic.twitter.com/WkxLymHb8B— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) June 26, 2015
Delon joins his brother, Dorell Wright of the Portland Trail Blazers, in the NBA. Overall, it's a very good situation for Delon up in Toronto, as he's joining a good team, and will be a rotational player for them going forward.