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Huffman Out, Delk In, Padgett Captain

Jonathan Huffman has decided that he will in fact transfer from Louisville, and his scholarship will go to Mississippi State transfer Reginald Delk.

Delk, a 6'4 sophomore, was one of three players - including his twin brother Richard - who announced their intention to leave the Bulldog program last Monday. Delk started all of MSU's 35 games a year ago, and averaged 9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and shot 35 percent from three, unfortunately he shot near that same number (40%) from the free-throw line.

He is the nephew of former UK star Tony Delk, who was the 1996 Final Four Most Outstanding player as Rick Pitino's Wildcats won the national title.

"He possesses some of the things of another Delk I coached a while back," Pitino said. "I hope he can be somewhat in the same ballpark as Tony."

Delk left Mississippi because he was reportedly looking for a more up-tempo style of play. Pitino said that his outside shooting and defensive presence are something that will be a great benefit to the program.

Pitino also named David Padgett as the captain for the '07-'08 season on Tuesday.

"Every player on the team, every coach had him as the unanimous leader," Pitino said. "David has the wisdom, the experience and now the health to be a terrific leader of this basketball team."

Huffman has not decided on where he is going to transfer, but says that he will visit Kevin Willard and Iona sometime in the near future.