UConn vs Michigan State NCAA Regional Final at Madison Square Garden
While at Connecticut: Appeared in 99 games, starting 80, averaging 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game... Improved his scoring and rebounding each year during his career at UConn.
As a Junior in 2013-14: Appeared and started in 38 of UConn's 40 games, averaging a career-high 13.1 points and 6.0 rebounds... His 54 blocks were second on the team and his 26 steals were the most ever for him in a season... Scored 16.0 points a game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, good for the second highest average on the team... Averaged 14.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in the Final Four and was named to the All-Final Four Team... Scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in UConn's Final Four game against Florida (April 5), becoming the first player to record those numbers since Syracuse's Carmelo Anthony in 2003... Recorded his fourth double-double (27 points, 10 rebounds) of the season in the Sweet 16 against Iowa State (March 28)... Averaged 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in conference play... Led UConn in scoring 11 times this season... Had career highs in points (31) and rebounds (12) against Temple (Jan. 21)... Tied a career-best with four blocks against Stanford (Dec. 18), Harvard (Jan. 8) and Central Florida (Jan. 11)... Recorded a double-double against Memphis (Jan. 16) and Temple (Jan. 21) and Louisville (March 15)... Scored in double-figures in 26 of 38 games played... His 6.0 rebounds per game were the highest mark for UConn.
As a Sophomore in 2012-13: Started all 30 games, averaging 12.1 points, a team-high 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, seventh in the Big East... of this career... Two games later, had 23 points and 10 rebounds vs. USF for a second double-double, the only two for UConn all season... Tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in an overtime victory at Providence... Upped his career high to 26 points to go with eight rebounds against DePaul... Helped lead UConn over No. 14 Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic with 12 points, a then-career-high eight rebounds and three blocks.
As a Freshman in 2011-12: Appeared in 31 games, averaging 3.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in BIG EAST play... Averaged 0.0 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in the BIG EAST Tournament... Notched a BIG EAST-high eight points against DePaul... Totaled 15 points and seven rebounds against Maine... Hit double digits with 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks against Wagner.
Before UConn: Completed a post graduate year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla... The 10th ranked player overall and the No. 3 small forward in the class of 2011 according to Rivals.com... Rated the 19th-best prospect in the class of 2011 by Maxpreps.com... Selected for the prestigious Pangos All-American Camp... Attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. before his time at IMG Academy.
Personal: DeAndre M. Daniels... Born April 15, 1992... Son of Laron Daniels and Kiljuana Thorpe... His stepmother is Venetia Esteen... Has six siblings, Romance Olivier, John Daniels, Justin Daniels and Keirstyn Daniels, Azhwalaee Oliver and Keyonna Walker.