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.Prior to playing professionally, West played college basketball for Saint Joseph's University.West went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, where he excelled at basketball, teaming with fellow NBA player Eddie Basden.Coincidentally, he replaced his college teammate Jameer Nelson, who withdrew because of injuries.West was moved to the shooting guard spot in the 2006–07 season, but showed signs of difficulty early in the season.In addition to his role as the starting shooting guard, he also served as the backup point guard, manning the position when Mo Williams was not in the game.He emerged as a talented backcourt defensive player, guarding a variety of players ranging from the 6'3" Ben Gordon to the 6'10" Hedo Türkoğlu.
On February 21, 2008, West was part of a three-team trade that sent him, Ben Wallace, Joe Smith and Wally Szczerbiak to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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.
For the entire season, West played in 61 games (starting 31) and averaged 8.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
On April 27, 2008, West made perhaps the most clutch 3-pointer of his NBA career with 5.4 seconds left in a playoff game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington.