Dyson Daniels, the Australian guard, will join the 2022ESPN, he said Saturday.
Daniels said that she was “all in” for the draft. “I feel more than ready and excited to move on in my career.
Daniels,Following in the footsteps followed by, is trying to become the second consecutive player to be selected in the lottery. The .
Daniels had an exceptional season in theIn just 32 minutes, he averaged 12.0 point, 7.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists over the course 26 games. As part of the NBA All-Star Weekend's prestigious Rising Stars contest, he was invited to play with some of the NBA’s top rookies and sophomores. He helped his team win the championship by scoring four points, three rebounds and two assists in the final game.
Daniels stated, “This year with G League Ingnite was a success in what I was trying out of it.” “I learned a lot about myself, and where I belong on this floor. I felt more at ease in my role, and was continually learning from our coaches and veterans like Kevin Murphy and Pooh Jeter. NBA teams saw that I could guard multiple positions and was the best defender on each side. They also appreciated my ability to manage a team and make plays off of the bounce. I improved my shooting skills and felt more comfortable playing with the ball as a spot up and cutter shooter.
Daniels, 19, was the first player to be selected for the G League Initiate, which is an alternative route to college basketball that the NBA created for elite draft prospects. This represented a shift in program recruitment. Daniels has been a regular on the NBA's radar screens. In July 2019, he was invited as a 16 year old to the NBA Academy Games. There, Daniels measured 6 feet 5 inches in shoes and weighed 162 lbs. Since then, Daniels has steadily grown into a top-level prospect. He is now 6-foot-8 and weighing in at 200 lbs less than three decades later.
Daniels represented his country at several NBA Academy events. In February 2021, he was 17 and got his first call up to the senior national team of his home country. He posted 23 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, and 6 steals against New Zealand. He was also a strong performer at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Australia last summer. He scored 14 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists, as well as 2.3 steals.
Daniels' transition to the G League from the NBA Global Academy was not smooth. He struggled initially with the pace and physicality in American games, as well with the distance of the NBA 3 point line. This is farther back than the FIBA line. He became more confident as the season went on. He gained strength and increased his aggression. He also did a better job asserting himself. He is now considered the best prospect in Ignite by almost all NBA scouts. With a strong pre-draft process, he could potentially crack the top-10 for this year's draft. Although he has been an elite defender and highly skilled playmaker for a long time, he only made 45% of his 3-pointers in the final nine games. That makes him look a lot different than the earlier part of the year.
Daniels stated that he struggled to fit in with the team initially because there were so many great scorers. “But as the season progressed and my coach gave me the ball, I was able find myself as the primary playermaker. I was able to improve my game by learning about the roles of the other players and building a chemistry with them.
“One of my greatest strengths is my ability to make my own shots. That's something I look forward too. This is something I have been working hard on. I look forward showing them my versatility in playing multiple positions and my basketball IQ as a problem solver.
Giddey will be joined by Daniels, As the son of Ricky Daniels, an American expat, he was a college graduate from North Carolina State. He settled in Victoria after many years as a Bendigo Braves player. Kai Daniels is his brother and plays college basketball at Division 2 Regis University in Denver. Dash, his younger brother, excels at youth basketball in Australia with Bendigo.
Dyson stated that he studies the tendencies of both NBA players and helps him to figure out how he fits in at an early stage in his career.
“Offensively I have been watching Shai Gilgeous Alexander and Luka Doncic. They use their creativity, change of pace and basketball intelligence to make teammates better. Defensively I am more interested in, , And . They are able to read the game and get past screens. Personally, I'd like to play my role at the highest level. Helping a team win with my winning mentality.
The NBA draft combine will take place May 16-22, in Chicago. The draft will take place June 23rd in Brooklyn.
Jonathan Givony is a draft expert for the NBA and the co-owner of DraftExpress.com. DraftExpress.com is a private analytics and scouting service that is used by international, NCAA, and NBA teams.