NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware men’s basketball head coach Martin Ingelsby has announced that UAB transfer Nate Darling has joined the Blue Hens program.

Darling, a 6-5 guard from Halifax, Nova Scotia, played two seasons for the Blazers and will have two seasons of eligibility with Delaware after sitting out the 2018-19 campaign.

Darling appeared in all 33 games and started 32 this season for UAB, which finished with a 20-13 overall record including a 10-8 mark in Conference USA. He led the Blazers with 61 three-pointers made while shooting a team-high 40.9 percent from behind the arc, and was fourth on the squad with a 10.1 scoring average. Darling’s 90 assists were third most on the team, and he added 3.0 rebounds per contest. He shot 47.7 percent from the field and 83.0 percent from the foul line.

Darling reached double figures 17 times this year, including a stretch of six consecutive games from Nov. 22 through Dec. 16. He scored a career-high 23 points during the Blazers’ win over Western Kentucky in the regular season finale, finishing a perfect 8 of 8 from the field including a 6 of 6 performance from behind the arc. Darling added 21 points at Marshall when he knocked down five triples, and poured in 20 points against Alabama A&M and Southern Miss.

Darling saw action in 30 games as a freshman, when he averaged 2.5 points per game. He scored a season-high 20 points and hit six three-pointers in a win over Southern Miss.

Darling played his final three years of high school at DeMatha, where he was a teammate of current Blue Hen guard Ryan Allen. He was also named MVP of the Canadian National Basketball Championship after scoring 50 points in the final game, and helped Team Canada win a silver medal at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Basketball Championship.

“Nate is a tremendous addition to our basketball program,” Ingelsby said. “He is a talented playmaking guard with a big-time shooting stroke and a high basketball IQ. He has an excellent work ethic on and off the court, and our staff couldn’t be more excited to be able to coach him.”