His tiebreaking game-winner took the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 3–1 lead in this first round series.In 13 playoff games, West averaged 10.8 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.3 rebounds.Prior to playing professionally, West played college basketball for Saint Joseph's University.
As a Cavalier, West played in 26 regular season games (starting all 26), and averaged 10.3 points, 4.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals.
He had a season high 20 points against the Boston Celtics only six days after his trade to the Cavaliers and a season-high 11 assists on March 30, 2008 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
He then committed himself to Saint Joseph's University.
At Saint Joseph's University he formed what was widely regarded as the best backcourt in the country along with Wooden and Naismith Award winner Jameer Nelson.
Delonte Maurice West (born July 26, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics, Seattle Super Sonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Dallas Mavericks.
He also played professionally for the Fujian Xunxing and Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.West scored all 31 of his points in that game during the second half and the two overtimes.At the end of the 2006–07 season, he was sharing starting minutes with Rajon Rondo.The trade also sent Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown, Drew Gooden, and Cedric Simmons to the Chicago Bulls and Donyell Marshall, Ira Newble, and Adrian Griffin to Seattle.He was reunited with his Saint Joseph's teammate Dwayne Jones.He was later moved back to the point guard position.