10 Adris DeLeon
10 Adris DeLeon
Height: 5-11
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
High School: Brandeis HS '04
Previous College: College of Southern Idaho
Position: G
Experience: 1L

Kirk Earlywine on DeLeon: "Adris was hot and cold last year, and when he was good, he was as good as any guard in the league. But he also had times where he turned the ball over, took bad shots and didn't place enough value on each possession. More than anything, Adris must become more consistent in his decision-making, shot selection and effort defensively. Too often last year, Adris would have a good possession or two followed by an awful possession. We need to know exactly what we are going to get from Adris possession-to-possession and game-to-game."

2007-08: DeLeon finished 10th in the Big Sky Conference in scoring average (12.5 per game), and was also sixth in assists (3.1) and eighth in free throw percentage (.750). He led Eastern in scoring nine times, including all four games in a stretch of league games in which he averaged 25.3 points per game. He scored in double figures 14 times and led the Eagles in assists on 16 occasions. He earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors when he poured in 42 points - the third-most in school history - and had just one turnover in a 91-85 overtime win over Northern Colorado (1/17/08). DeLeon hit 14-of-28 shots from the field and 11-of-16 free throws. He made just 3-of-10 three-point attempts as most of his points came on drives to the basket. The only scoring performances better in school history were the school-record 45 that current Detroit Piston Rodney Stuckey scored against Northern Arizona on Jan. 5, 2006, and the 44 David Peed scored versus UC-Irvine on Dec. 13, 1988. The 42 points DeLeon scored equaled the 19th-most in Big Sky history. In fact, he and Stuckey have the only performances of 42 or more in the league in the last seven seasons. Just hours before tipoff of Eastern's season-opener at Washington State (11/9/07), DeLeon was cleared to play by the NCAA over questions regarding his junior college transcripts. His appeal was approved in time for him to play that night, giving EWU eight players in uniform.

College of Southern Idaho: DeLeon averaged 8.4 points, 3.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 2006-07 for a College of Southern Idaho team coached by Barret Peery. The Golden Eagles finished 30-7 and advanced to the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament. For the season, DeLeon made 45 percent of his shots from the field, including 22-of-56 three-point attempts for 39 percent. He also made 68 percent of his free throws. He had a season-high 27 points and seven assists against Arizona Western in a Region 18 playoff game, then had 25 four games later in a consolation game of the NJCAA Tournament. He led his team in scoring in five games, assists 15 times and steals on four occasions. Twice he had a season-high 11 assists. Following his sophomore season at CSI, "2 Hard 2 Guard" starred in the New York streetball summer league. He scored 50 points in one game, and in another he out-scored NBA Developmental League player Kareem Reid 30-12. Reid scored 1,475 points and had a school-record 748 assists as a collegian at Arkansas.

College of the Siskiyous: DeLeon played his freshman season in 2005-06 at College of the Siskiyous in California, averaging 8.3 points and 4.2 assists.

High School: Graduated from Louis Brandeis High School in New York City in 2004. He did not play high school basketball but played on an AAU team.

Personal: Born July 10, 1984, in the Dominican Republic. He moved to the Washington Heights District of the Bronx in New York City when he was nine. Finance major. Parents are Adriano DeLeon and Lucila DeLeon. He has four brothers and two sisters. His nickname is "2 Hard 2 Guard." Name is pronounced "Uh-dreece Day-lee-own."

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