The Los Angeles Lakers have signed center Chris Daniels, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Daniels, a 7-0, 265 pound center out of Texas A&M Corpus Christie (2008), was selected in the first round (9th overall) of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft by the Erie BayHawks. In five D-League games this season, Daniels is averaging 16.2 points (.517 FG%), 11.4 rebounds and 2.20 blocks in 32.2 minutes.
The 2007 Southland Conference Player of the Year as a junior at Texas A&M Corpus Christie, following his senior season in 2007-08, Daniels went abroad and has played internationally in Korea for each of the past three seasons (2008-11).