HOUSTON ROCKETS SIGN TROY DANIELS
MCALLEN, Texas, February 21, 2014 – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard Troy Daniels from Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley. Daniels has been assigned back to Rio Grande Valley and will remain with the Vipers. He is the 19th Gatorade Call-Up of the season from the D-League. Houston opened the roster spot for Daniels by waiving forward Ronnie Brewer.
Daniels (6-4, 204, Virginia Commonwealth) has averaged 23.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 32 games (21 starts) with Rio Grande Valley this season. Through Feb. 20, Daniels leads the D-League in 3-pointers made (173) and ranks sixth in the league in scoring average (23.3). The Vipers leading scorer actually broke the NBA D-League record for 3-pointers made in a single season with 153 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 recently placed second in a sudden-death round of the 2014 Boost Mobile NBA D-League 3-Point Competition. He was also one of four Vipers selected to play on Team Prospects in the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game, scoring 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 history. He finished his career with 251 treys, which ranked second most in program history.About the RGV Vipers and NBA Development League
The two-time champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The Vipers won the NBA Development League Championship in 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the Vipers were also named the NBA Development League Development Champions, which recognizes the team that best embodies the NBA D-League’s goals of developing NBA-caliber basketball talent via call-ups and assignments. The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 14 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Thirty percent of players in the NBA at the end of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.