Rockets Recall Daniels from the Vipers
HOUSTON- Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced that the team recalled guard Troy Daniels fromHouston's single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. The D-League Gatorade Call-Up was signed by the Rockets on Feb. 21 and assigned back to the Vipers.
Daniels(6-4, 204, Virginia Commonwealth) has averaged 22.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.98 assists in 36 games (25 starts) with Rio Grande Valley this season. Through Mar. 2, Daniels leads the D-League in 3-pointers made (190) and ranks tied for fourth in the league in scoring average (22.8). The Vipers co-leading scorer actually broke the NBA D-League record for 3-pointers made in a single season with his 153rd on Jan. 29 vs. Tulsa. He also tied the NBA D-League record for 3-point field goals made in a game with 10 treys on Jan. 4 at Idaho. The D-League rookie placed second in a sudden-death round of the 2014 Boost Mobile NBA D-League 3-Point Competition. He was also selected to play in the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game, where he scored 21 points for Team Prospects in a 145-142 win over All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
As a collegian, Daniels played four seasons at VCU (2009-13). As a senior, Daniels nailed 124 3-pointers to set the highest single-season total in school history and the third highest in Atlantic 10 annals. He finished his career with 251 treys, which ranked second most in program history.
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