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As a sophomore in 2011, Daniels was a little-used backup who didn't register more than a minute on the floor in any tournament game when the Rams made their shocking run to the Final Four. Since then, he has become one of the team's top scorers. Over four days this season, he broke VCU's record for three-pointers in a game twice. His success has come through hard work. VCU's demanding head coach Shaka Smart often makes Daniels stay after practice and make 9 out of 9 shots from five different spots on the floor. The Rams' trademark "Havoc" defense is even better than it was in 2011, and with Daniels's offense, VCU is primed for another big run.

Text: Dan Greene
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