On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that reserve big man, Tim Delaney, will be transferring after graduating and receiving his diploma in May.
Delaney will be completing his basketball career as a graduate transfer over at Division II Adelphi University (N.Y.), where he will be joining his younger brother, Andrew, who committed to the Panthers back in November.
“I’m gonna keep trying to play,” Delaney said of his future last Thursday night, after the victory against the Saint Mary’s Gaels. “There’s a lot up in the air. Next year, I’m going to try to figure out what to do, I’ll talk to coach about that. I’m really trying to just be all-in for the team and whatever comes from that is going to be great.”
Delaney arrived at Villanova in the fall of 2015. He’s been a part of two National Championship winning teams, as well as three Big East regular season and tournament title-winning squads. An unfortunate string of injuries limited his appearances to just 37 games throughout his time at Villanova, especially in his first two years of college—when he underwent three surgical procedures on his hips.
He was also a three-time Big East All-Academic honoree.
“Tim has been an integral member of our team for the last four years,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright in an official statement. “He has been an outstanding student in the Villanova School of Business. He has been a leader and inspirational teammate as he’s battled through numerous injuries. Tim is healthy now and we wish him well as he pursues a Master’s degree and joins his brother Andrew as a member of the Adelphi basketball team.”