The NBA Draft class for this year just got a little bigger as UConn forward DeAndre Daniels has decided senior year at the school and declare for the draft this June. In declaring, he’ll join Shabazz Napier, who is expected to enter the draft as a first-roun prospect with a rising cache of going as ugh as the lottery.
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Daniels isn’t as highly touted as Napier is but he’s still very likely to be a late first round pick or an early second round selection at worst. His size and ability has a lot of scouts intrigued and while he’s still considered a raw prospect, there aren’t many in this class that aren’t.
Daniels had a great tournament this year and was one of the numerous players who raised his stock as a result. In the end, he may have benefited from returning for his senior year but cashing in on his heightened value seems the wise move to make.