Angel Delgado, the rebounding machine who plays for Long Island Lightning, is on the move to Huntington (W.V.) Prep.
The 6-foot-9 Delgado will join fellow newcomers point guard Josh Perkins and small forward Jalen Lindsey in coach Rob Fulford’s program. He spent last season at Troy (N.Y.) Redemption Christian Academy.
“Plays every possession like its his last!” Fulford Tweeted.
The move could have implications for Delgado’s recruitment as Louisville has offered and Kentucky is monitoring his situation.
Huntington Prep is about an hour and a half from Kentucky and three and a half from Louisville.
“I know [Louisville] is trying to get two bigs right now,” Lightning assistant Dana Dingle said at the Peach Jam. “They believe Chane Behanan is going to leave early [for the NBA].”
Meantime, Dingle played at UMass for Wildcats John Calipari and went to high school with the Antigua brothers at St. Raymond’s. The Antiguas have known Delgado since his time in the DR, and Delgado could work out with the Orlando Antigua-coached DR Junior National Team.
“They’ve known about him longer than anybody,” Dingle said at the Peach Jam of the Antiguas.
“They probably know better than anybody how he looked last year as in comparison to now and how hungry he got and has a chip on his shoulder and has stuff to prove to himself and his family and everybody.”
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