Rockets Sign Troy Daniels From RGV Vipers

by Jason Friedman Writer/Reporter

HOUSTON - 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.


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