Utah March Madness: 8 Billy “The Hill” McGill vs 9 Delon Wright

8 Billy “The Hill” McGill

College Per Game Stats: 27 points, 12.9 rebounds

College Career Stats: 2321 points (second in school history), 1106 rebounds

Awards:

No. 12 retired by Utah Utes

NCAA Season Scoring leader (1962)

Third-Team All-American (1960)

Consensus Second-Team All-American (1961)

Consensus First-Team All-American (1962)

Why vote for him?

Billy played a long time ago but is still considered one of the greatest Utes of all time by the knowledgeable fan. He was the first African American player at Utah and really made history for the school both on and off the court. Vote for “The Hill” if you’re a fan of one of the legends to play on The Hill at the Hunstman Center.

9 Delon Wright

College Per Game Stats: 15 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists

College Career Totals: 1022 points, 352 assists, 397 rebounds

Awards:

2x PAC-12 All-Defensive Team (2014-2015)

2x First-Team All-PAC-12 (2014-2015)

Bob Cousy Award (2015)

Consensus Second-Team All-American (2015)

Why vote for him?

Don’t let the stats fool you. Wright could score, defend, distribute and flat out help his team win. He is on this list because he had talent that was recognized quickly that could succeed at the NBA level. He also played at least two years. The one and dones aren’t common in Utah but to qualify for this list two years is a minimum requirement.

Vote for Wright if you choose the “right” type of guard to lead your backcourt.

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