Lubbock Christian University guard Lloyd Daniels finished off the season averaging 15.7 points per game, while shooting 60-percent from the field and 57-percent from three. He scored more than 20 points in five games and also shot better than 50-percent in every game except for two.
So once his name was entered into the portal, Daniels became a target for Division I head coaches looking for efficiency and versatility in the backcourt.
“Coaches like that I’m a bigger size guard that can play multiple positions on the court,” Daniels explained. “I can create shots for myself and others, post up smaller guards and I have a high basketball IQ.”
Daniels was named All-LSC First Team and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2020-21 All-District Team. In his final game of the season, he scored 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor, while also being 2-of-2 from three. He accomplished a lot at the Division II level and believes he can have that same success on a Division I roster.
“I believe my skills translate right away. The Division I game is faster but at the same time the court is more spread out,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s just basketball something I don’t overthink. I’m confident in my game against anyone no matter the level.”
“I’m just a hooper that will figure it out.”
So far, St. Francis-Brooklyn and Troy have offered him a scholarship. Idaho State, College of Charleston, Indiana State, Sam Houston State, UT-Chattanooga, UT-Martin, Niagara, UMass-Lowell, North Alabama, Incarnate Word and Mount St. Mary’s are recruiting him.
Intrigue continues to grow on Daniels, so he will take his time with the process and allow coaches a fair chance to recruit him.
“Honestly, I don’t know,” he said of a timetable. “I have been in the portal for a couple of days now so I’m just hearing and feeling all these coaches out. Maybe by the first week of May or so. Unless I feel comfortable with a school that I can trust.”