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Drew Ellis covers Oakland University basketball for The Oakland Press. His news and notes keep you up to date with Golden Grizzlies men's basketball.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Point guard Nick Daniels Oakland's first 2013 recruit

Oakland's potential point guard of the future hasn't even seen a game in the O'rena. Nick Daniels, from Westland John Glenn, became the Golden Grizzlies' first verbal commitment for the 2013 class last month.
The 6-foot-1, 160-pound guard was also shown interest by Eastern Michigan, Toledo and Bowling Green, but Oakland was his first official offer. He accepted July 2.
Playing the point is still relatively new to Daniels, an All-KLAA South selection, who picked up the position last season.
"I can defend and get to the basket and share the ball well," he said.
Oakland's exposure in two of the last three NCAA tournaments helped sway Daniels, who bonded with his future Golden Grizzlies teammates during open gyms.
"It just seemed like family," Daniels said.
Daniels is expected to break John Glenn's career scoring record this winter. He's only about 300 points shy of that mark, according to coach Dan Young.
"He's been on everybody's radar," Young said of Daniels. "Nick will be an even better college player.
"He's a point guard with great vision. He can run a team and score as well. He's not afraid of anybody."
Young said his four-year starter needs to bulk up, but expects it to come with age. He feels he's left Daniels in the right hands to become a successful Division I player.
"They've proved they can develop guards," Young said. 
Watch Daniels' highlight reel below:


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