And the beat goes on for Rick Barnes and company. Daniels is a 6-7 ultra long wing from Woodland Hills, CA. Scout has him ranked #38 in the nation, and he joins an already stellar 2011 class with the likes of PG Myck Kabongo, SG Sheldon McClellan, and Combo Guard Julien Lewis.
Daniels chose the Longhorns over Memphis, USC, and Washington among others. He gives the Horns length and athleticism on the baseline to go along with the 3 guards already in the fold. DeAndre has the size and frame to grow into a power forward, but he already has a small forward's skillset with his ability to fill it up from deep and the quickness to blow by similar sized players.
Texas has already had tremendous success with face up 4's in recent years. Boddicker, Atchley, and Damion James come to mind. These skilled big forwards make your offense dynamic and versatile because of their ability to take bigger defenders away from the bucket and punish undersized defenders down low and on the glass. But even if DeAndre doesn't grow into a 4, he's an elite take as a rim-rocking, praying mantis, sweet shooting 3. What's not to like?
Now, time to get some back to the basket aircraft carriers.
A tip of the Scouting Report Hat to Gerry Hamilton at Scout.com. Gerry does a tremendous job with Texas Basketball and if you haven't signed up, you need to if you want to keep up with all that's happening with the Horns Hoops squad.