So far it's worked. At least in practice and scrimmages.
"Brandon is really good spotting up in the corner and making shots," Utes coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "Delon is good at making decisions on the pick-and-roll. It seems pretty natural that we play this way. Brandon's such a good shooter that we want to utilize that."
Wright's size allows him to see over defenders, and Utah's lack of size in the backcourt a year ago proved to be problematic at times. The junior college transfer has impressed coaches in workouts with his ability to run the offense and get others shots off penetration. Wright has also been good in the open floor on fast breaks as a finisher and facilitator.
Heading to San Fran
The Pac-12 Media Day will commence Thursday morning. Krystkowiak will travel with sophomore forward Jordan Loveridge, whom the league picked to be the team player representative.
Utah fans should expect the Utes to be picked at or near the bottom of the league despite the program winning four of five to close last season.
The sample size is small, but two national magazines Sporting News and Athlon picked Utah at ninth and last place, respectively.
Arizona expected to be a top-10 team nationally will probably be picked by the media to win the league.
Utah freshman Parker Van Dyke played a lot of backup point guard in Saturday's practice that was open to the public. The former East High star showed off his ability to make shots from the perimeter, an attribute that could earn him minutes this year.
"He's playing well," Krystkowiak said. "There's an adjustment process for him. He's someone who can play both positions in the backcourt."