Player of the Week Wright is dominating Pac-12 stats

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  • Tom in Tooele Franklin, IN
    Jan. 22, 2014 5:31 p.m.

    If byu were in the pac 12 all of there players would gain this honor.

    Jan. 21, 2014 9:14 p.m.

    JD, sorry, but you need to check your own research. Jordan Loveridge was the first Ute to win it for his December games against Idaho State and BYU. Wash definitely played well enough to win it a few times last year, most notably on the road trip to the Arizona schools, where he averaged 18 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3 blocks, but it seemed in his biggest weeks, they would come up just short in one or both games, which really hurts a guy's chances to win it. So he never did.

  • PG33 Layton, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2014 5:08 p.m.

    Way to go Delon! Well deserved!

    I find it disappointing the Utes will be playing on Sunday again. That is definitely NOT one of the welcome perks of being in the PAC 12. I realize that I speak from an ever increasing minority but what happened to reserving Sunday for the Lord and making it His day? I was really looking forward to watching the Arizona game.

  • JD Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 21, 2014 4:52 p.m.

    Sorry Sorenson, but you need to do some research. Jason Washburn earned player of the week honors several times over the last two seasons. But nice "dig" at saying Utah didn't have players worthy of the weekly honors. Not true buddy, Washburn did it. Congrats to Wright, he is an amazing talent, you never know what he is going to do next.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 4:39 p.m.

    Great honor for Delon. Wright has been a great addition to this Utah team. He is a very complete player and his stat line proves it. Near the top in assists, rebounds and steals is not easy to do no matter what league you are playing in.

    The only thing I would like to see Wright improve on is his outside shot. He isn't much of an outside threat at the moment. Hopefully he can improve that with time. His brother plays in the NBA for Portland, so his basketball intelligce is high and I'm guessing his brother can show him how much work it takes to play at the next level.

    Go Utes!

  • truthsandwich RANDOLPH, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 9:36 a.m.

    WCC BYU fans are talking smack about strength of conference. How adorable is that?

    No wonder some of them are starting to switch sides..

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 21, 2014 7:05 a.m.

    @Down under: "I agree. To be the best you have to play the best. Most average players could do what wright has done playing the absolute weakest schedule in the entire country."

    Now spin how great 1984 was.
    Anyone with eyes can see that Wright is a great player, the best in State! His only weakness is outside shooting, in particular from the 3 point range.

    Actually according to ESPN you are wrong, as the season has gone PAC has gone from a 4 tournament team to 6 tournament team. ESPN is predicting Stanford and Cal as two more teams to make the tournament with the original four: Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, and Oregon who took a "nose dive" in PAC-12 play.

  • UU Provo, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:55 a.m.

    Down under,

    Funny you mention weak conferences. The pac12 is #3 while the wcc is #10.

  • Th Tooele, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:42 a.m.

    Wright is a great player. Funny to see this down under try and make him anything but this. When he played the mighty team from the south, he only scored 16 pts, dished out 7 assists, grabbed 6 boards, and a steal n block as well. But hey, judging the competition, he's not impressive although the only NBA player in this state.

    Wright has been a big part of Utah's turnaround. Most games he's playing from start to finish. Only wish we had him another 2 years.

    Nice job Wright!

    Go Ute's... Lets get ASU

    Jan. 20, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    Down under, the fact that Delon didn't win the award playing against a few of the weakest teams in the country in non-conference play, but against much better competition in a very competitive conference is a testament to his game and ability to step his game up.

    Your opinion about the strength of the PAC-12 is just that: your opinion. It isn't shared by any credible rating services, which currently have the league rated as the 3rd best in the country behind the B1G and Big XII, and ahead of the ACC, SEC and Big East. So to diminish what a nice kid and great player accomplishes? Suspect.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 9:48 p.m.

    Sweet! This kid deserves the award. He is such a great addition to this year's team.

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 9:41 p.m.

    I agree. To be the best you have to play the best. Most average players could do what wright has done playing the absolute weakest schedule in the entire country. The PAC has been exposed as a lesser conference this past week and will continue to lose it's prestige as the season rolls along. Wright should continue to do well in a weak PAC conference.

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 8:59 p.m.

    To be the best, you have to play the best! Congrats, Delon.

    Jan. 20, 2014 8:13 p.m.

    Congrats, Delon. You're a stud. Keep it up!

    Go Utes!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 20, 2014 7:08 p.m.

    A nice honor for a great player. Delon is the complete package. Fun to watch too!

    Go Delon and Go Utes!