June 26, 2002
ST JOSEPH, Mo. –
Former Florida State University men’s basketball point guard Delvon Arrington is getting his shot in the playoffs. Arrington, signed as a free agent with the St. Joseph’s Express of the USBL, will lead his team into the USBL Post Season Festival beginning June 28 at the Mark Price Arena in Enid, Oklahoma.
The Express signed Arrington, who averaged 9.9 points per game during his 118-game Seminole career that ended in March, as a free agent May 7. The Express are the No. 5 seed in the league tournament and will play the Oklahoma Storm in the first round of the event. The festival includes eight of the league’s ten teams in a three-day, single-elimination format. The event is hosted by the Oklahoma franchise, St. Joseph’s first round opponent. The Express won the season series against the Storm by a 3-2 margin with the teams splitting two games on the final two nights of the regular season.
Arrington played in the final 18 games of the season and averages 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game heading into the playoffs. Despite limited playing time, he averages 2.2 assists per game and nearly 2.0 steals per game.
Arrington started the first game of his professional career, a 119-111 victory over the Florida Sea Dragons, May 7. He scored eight points, grabbed three rebounds and was credited with three assists in 24 minutes of playing time. He added five points and grabbed a professional career-high six rebounds in a victory over Oklahoma in May 12. His career-high of four steals came against the Dodge City Legend May 14.
He scored his season-high of 12 points in a 117-107 victory over the Kansas Cagerz June 7. He shot five-of-seven from the field, including two-of-three from the 3-point line, during the game. The victory was significant for the Express seeing the Cagerz won the regular season league title with a 21-9 record.
Arrington is the all-time leader in assists at Florida State with 688. He was an All-ACC honorable mention selection during the 2001-02 season.