The Connecticut Huskies‘ backcourt will likely be one of the best in the nation in the 2013-14 college basketball season. However, other players will have to step up outside of the backcourt and one of those players is DeAndre Daniels.
Daniels is coming off of a season where he put up 12.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game. He is a 6’8” forward with plenty of upside and it helps that he plays on a stacked Connecticut team.
He was a 46.8 percent shooter from the field and 30.9 percent shooter from behind the arc–not bad for a man of his stature. Daniels made 21 threes this past season and getting better from behind the arc will make him that much tougher to guard.
However, it is important to note that he did block 1.5 shots per game last season.
Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright will be the stars of this team entering the season, but that does not mean that Daniels cannot or will not have a big season. He was the third leading scorer on this team this past season and he is a very important piece to Connecticut to say the least.
The Huskies will have to become a better rebounding team in the upcoming season and Daniels is one of those players that will have to improve in that area. Sure, he did lead the team in rebounding, but he needs to take his game up a notch in that aspect–if Connecticut is going to be a better rebounding team that is.
Whether the case, Daniels will be a very important piece for the Huskies in the 2013-14 season and he needs to have a big season for the team.
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