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Daniels working his way to the NBA

June 1, 2004

Albany- Albany's Chris Daniels knows he will not a lottery pick in the NBA draft at the end of this month.

But the former University of Georgia is hoping to catch the eye of some NBA team who is looking for a player that does the little things on the basketball court.

 Chris Daniels is one of hundreds of NBA prospects traveling around the nation working out for various teams this month.

While guys like Dwight Howard, Emeka Okafor and Josh Smith are expected to be hot commodities on draft night, players like Chris Daniels don't standout with a scoring average of just ten points a game in his senior season.

What does standout though is that Chris Daniels can do more than just score.

The former Monroe High star led Georgia in rebounding and blocked shots this season and was second in steals and third in assists.

Chris says scouts know that he did alot of things well at the college level but the mission for Daniels is to prove he can do it at the professional level.

Chris Daniels said "It is a whole lot different from the college level. Everything, the game is a whole lot faster and the players are a whole lot quicker and better and you know you are just going to have to be ready for it."

If Chris Daniels doesn't make it in the NBA, he does a have a degree in consumer econmics that he earned in four years at the University of Georgia.

The NBA draft will held on June 24th in New York.

posted at 6:15pm by roberth@walb.com

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