BROWNSVILLE, TENNESSEE (HAYWOOD)
he class of 1992's "premier three-point marksman," according to Baskerhall Times... Led the state of Tennessee in scoring for two straight seasons (1990- 91 and 1991-92)... Tennessee's Class AAA Mr. Basketball for 1991-92 ... Scored 1,312 points and averaged 38.6 points per game as a senior... Led team to a 29- 5 record ... Also led team in rebounding (8.5), steals (3.0) and assists (3.0)... McDonald's High School All-American ... Parade High School AU-American ... Excellent shooter, could push for playing time at both guard spots... A scoring machine, he scored 70 points (21-36 field goals, 8-11 thtee-pointers, 20-25 free throws) in the Tomcats' 118-72 victory over Munford (Tenn.); his previous single-game high was 51 ... Averaged 37.5 points, five rebounds and five assists per game as a junior; also made more than 40% of his three-point shots, and shot 51 % ovetall... Led Haywood to a 20-13 record and a trip to the state tournament that year... Started every game since he was a sophomore ... As a sophomore, averaged 20.1 points per game, shot 45% from the field and 81% from the line ... Voted outstanding prospect at national AAUs after juniot year... Listed among the top 10 prospects by Bob Gibbons and the Hoop Scoop ... Listed among the top 15 prep prospects for 1992 by Basketball Weekly ... Part of Kentucky's clean sweep at 1991 Big Blue Madness; Delk, Rodrick Rhodes, Walter McCarty and Jared Prickett all attended Big Blue Madness, then signed with Kentucky ... Started playing basketball when he was four years old, against older brothers David ami Ricky, who went on to play college in basketball...
Chose 00 because it was his
brother's number at Lambuth ... From the same hometown as Tina Turner... Popular high school student, he was voted "Mr. Haywood High School"... Chose Kentucky over Arkansas, Memphis State, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Wake Fotest and Notte Dame . Coached by Rick Sullivan.
Pitino on Delk
"Tony Delk is a high school phenom, a scoring machine, who has incredible range. He's someone whj can get up in yout face defensively. We expect big things of him his freshman year."