Dec. 20, 2004
PLANO - After helping Lamar post a 2-1 record in three games last week, Alan Daniels was named Southland Conference Player of the Week on Monday, announced the league office.
A junior from Tulsa, Okla., Daniels averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game. He shot 50 percent (21-of-42) from the field, 40.9 percent (9-of-22) from three-point range and 75 percent (3-of-4) from the free throw line. He also dished out 13 assists and had four steals.
Daniels, who is the first Cardinal to garner the weekly accolade this season, scored 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field, including 4-of-10 from 3-point range, in Lamar's lone loss of the week at Rice. He also grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second double-double of the season.
A 6-6, 175-pound forward, Daniels scored 24 points in Saturday's 110-64 win over Wiley College. He was 9-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, and handed out a season-high eight assists.
Daniels leads the team and ranks second in the SLC in scoring at 18.5 ppg. He ranks fourth in the SLC in steals (2.00 pg), fourth in 3-pointers made per game (3.00) and 10th in 3-point percentage (.429).
Lamar hits the road for Wednesday's 7 p.m. game at Tulsa. This will be the seventh meeting between the two schools and the series is tied at 3-3. It will be a homecoming for Lamar coach Billy Tubbs, who was raised in Tulsa and graduated from Central HS, and Daniels, who prepped at Union HS.