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2 - DeAndre Daniels

6-8, 195 Small Forward
UConn Junior
Birthday
04/15/92 (27.8 yrs)
Hometown
Woodland Hills, CA
High School
Taft
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Quincy Miller

Strengths: Long and fast small forward with a good outside stroke … Has a 7’+ wingspan, adding to his potential as a defender and rebounder … Versatile swingman who can take the ball inside, shoot from deep, and capitalize on mismatches against smaller or slower defenders … Effective from close range with the right-handed floater/hook … Can shoot the three ball.  Shot 42% from distance last season on a high volume of outside shots … A bit unconventional with his post game, but he’s able to get a fair amount of buckets inside … Great transition player due to his good speed and his ability to fill the lane … In the last stretch of organized games he played, Daniels was magnificent as he teamed with Shabazz Napier to lead the Huskies to the National Championship.  Averaged 16 PPG and over 7 RPG in six games on the biggest of stages, the NCAA tournament … High efficiency scorer who posted percentages of 47%-42%-79% … Good ball handler at his size … At 1.4 BPG, Daniels is a good at giving help with rim protection.  His timing and length help him turn away his fair share of shots and even chase down guys going for breakaway layups … Has a high, hard-to-defend shot release … Good lateral quickness, which combines with his length to give him lots of defensive potential … As a secondary scorer to Napier and sometimes Ryan Boatright, Daniels showed his willingness to play a complementary role … Plays hard.  Brings the right attitude to the court …

Weaknesses: What makes him versatile can also make him a "tweener".  He’s rail-thin and may lack the size to defend larger forwards, but may still be developing perimeter abilities, although these are less of a concern … Concerning defensive technique.  Can be too upright in his defensive stance, negating his natural defensive abilities … Had 11 single-digit scoring outputs this past season, which is indicative of his inconsistency and occasional lack of assertiveness on offense … Doesn’t really do any one thing on an elite level offensively, instead bringing together a full complement of above-average skills … NBA-sized defenders will limit his unrefined post game and contest his high release on the perimeter in a way that college defenders generally did not … Doesn’t create for his teammates.  Aceraged a mere 0.4 assists per game last season in 29 minutes per game …

Overall: Daniels has a bevy of physical tools that he has just recently begun to put together on a consistent basis, in addition to a solid outside touch and he showed the world his abilities during UConn’s championship run.  He’s still a little raw and very thin, but his versatility and length should get him plenty of first round looks…

Notes: Measured 6’8.5 (in shoes) 190 lbs, with a 7’0.5 wingspan at the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy …

Jacob Stallard 5/4/14
 

YouTube Clip – 8/8/2010

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