An Insider’s Take
Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State
By Jamie Shaw
6’3” 2018 SG –
Adrian Delph came out of no where last season and really took off this summer. Last year at Kings Mountain High School, his first season at the school, Delph filled up the stat sheets averaged 20 points (50% field goals), 7.7 boards and 5.3 assists per game.
He is a tough player who provides defensive toughness to go along with offensive versatility. Delph chose Appalachian State over offers from the likes of Radford, Gardner Webb and Hampton.
Already Appalachian State has pulled in a transfer with Mike Bibby Jr from USF and Joseph Battle from Tulane. This is coming after last year where they brought in Georgia PG Justin Forrest and 6’2” JUCO transfer OShowen Williams.
Adrian Delph is Appalachian State’s first recruit in the 2018 class.
2016 David Rose Memorial Day Classic
6’3” 2018 Adrian Delph
Adrian Delph came into the event as an relative unknown in the recruiting circles. He is playing with a chip on his shoulder and poured in a game high 33 points including four 3-pointers.
2016 NC Phenom Exposure Camp
No. 135 Adrian Delph
Coaches Comments: “Good strength, slasher, and finisher around the rim. Good defender, hard worker. Once Adrian got comfortable with his teammates, he really excelled. Adrian does a little bit of everything. Definitely a player you would love to have with a decent mid-range.
2017 NC Top 80
6’3 ’18 Adrian Delph of Kings Mountain (Kings Mountain)
Moving onto a player whose hard-nosed approach on both ends of the floor immediately stood out, Adrian Delph. He’s a strong guard that is able to dominate his opponent in all facets of the game, especially when he’s rolling. Offensively, Delph is a monster. Opposing guards struggle to hang with him, as he is a proven three-level scorer that can also take opponents off the dribble and to the rim with ease. On the other end, he’s a relentless defender, able to stay attached to his assignment at all times. Delph makes the hustle plays and is a terrific player on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his shot off the dribble, as it would allow him to be an even more dangerous floor spacer. Coach Pierce on Delph: “Adrian is a player. He knows how to share the ball and make players around him better, was a terrific teammate throughout camp. Adrian is really hard to guard, as he can score on three levels whenever he wants.” Delph averaged 13 PPG during camp. He is already a commonly known name around Phenom and he will only continue to gain traction going into a critical summer season.