Shawn Daniels

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Shawn Daniels
Personal information
Born (1979-05-14) May 14, 1979 (age 39)
Bakersfield, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolHighland (Bakersfield, California)
College
PBA draft1999 / Pick: Import
Selected by the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
Playing career1999–present
PositionPower forward
Career history
1999–2000Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2001Dakota Wizards
2002Dodge City Legend
2002–2003Dakota Wizards
2003Los Mochis Pioneros
2003Tijuana Diablos
2003–2004Las Vegas Rattlers
2004–2005Dakota Wizards
2005Dodge City Legend
2006–2006Burger King Whoppers
2006Sioux Falls Skyforce
2006–2007Bakersfield Jam
2008–2009Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry
2009Burger King Whoppers
2009–2011Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
2011–2012London Lighting
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA Finals MVP (2009)

Shawn Daniels (born May 14, 1979) is an American professional basketball player. He currently plays in the National Basketball League of Canada for the London Lightning basketball team.

High school and college career[edit]

During his senior campaign, Daniels led Highland High School to a 28-5 record en route to the Valley Championship. His senior averages of 24 points and 13 rebounds had him making the all-league and all-conference selection. He was also a two-time Player of the Year.

As a freshman for Bakersfield Junior College, he averaged 17.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. During his sophomore season, he scored more than 20 points thirteen times to garner averages of 17.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. During his 66-game college career, Daniels registered 44 double-doubles and was a two-time all-Western State Conference selection. He averaged 17.7 points on .592 shooting, 11.4 rebounds. 2.8 blocks and 1.7 steals in his two-year career, where he was the second-leading scorer for his team.

Daniels then moved to Utah State of the NCAA Big West Conference, being named the conference's "Newcomer of the Year" by Street & Smith's Basketball Magazine. As a junior, he was a first-team all-Big West selection on averages of 12.0 points on .581 shooting, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals in 34 games. His 58 blocks ties for first on the USU single-season blocks list with Gilbert Pete, and his 267 rebounds were the 20th most. Leading the team in every category except steals, Daniels also led the league in rebounds and double-doubles (7). He was named co-MVP of the three-game Big West Tournament with teammate Troy Rolle, where he averaged 9.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks, and shot 57.1 percent. Daniels was also named Big West Defense Player of the Year while leading the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Pro career[edit]

Daniels has played in various leagues, most notably powering the Air21 franchise of the Philippine Basketball Association to third place in 2005, under former head coach Bo Perasol. In a second tour of duty for the franchise, Daniels towed the team to the quarterfinals with him averaging 23 points and 17 rebounds per game during the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference.[1]

On October 21, 2011, it was announced that Daniels had made the final 12-man roster for the National Basketball League of Canada's London Lightning.[2]

Player profile[edit]

Daniels is a defensive player, who is skilled at both anticipating passes and making steals and possesses an ability to block shots despite being only 6'7". A solid offensive player, he is also a great ball handler that can bring the ball up on both fast breaks and against presses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.yehey.com/sports/full_article.aspx?id=234569[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "London Lightning Official Roster Announced". LightningBasketball.ca. London Lightning. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-22.

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