March 19, 2015

Daniels Named Honorable Mention All-American

Derek DanielsCongratulations to senior guard Derek Daniels of Mountain View, MO, who has been named to the 2014-15 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-American team. Daniels led the Bobcats in scoring this season with 16.38 points per game and 6.72 rebounds per game. 

A transfer from Drury University, Daniels made an immediate impact with the Bobcats in the 2013-14 season.  His three-point shooting ability and versatility flourished with the Bobcats, playing in 32 of 33 games and leading the team in three-pointers with 64.   In his two short years as a Bobcat, Daniels has posted 867 points, draining 147 three-pointers. 

Coach Shepherd noted, “Daniels’ shooting stretches the defense, and the attention he gets as a scorer has opened up opportunities for his teammates.  He has been our most consistent rebounder all year and is a great passer.  He’s very unselfish and elevates the play of his teammates.  He has been clutch in high pressure situations, and his teammates have looked to him to make big plays when most needed.”