Daniels to play at Louisburg

Published 8:10 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2007

By By KEVIN TRAVIS. Sports Editor
Calvin Daniels used to put seats in the stands during his days with the Washington Pam Pack. Of course, the fans didn’t stay seated all night. Daniels’ powerful and acrobatic dunks would often get those fans on their feet, whooping and hollering for more.
Daniels, undecided on a major, is coming off a successful stint at New Horizons Christian Academy in Virginia. At the prep school, Daniels averaged nearly 24 points per game.
Daniels went to New Horizons after a sensational high school career. He ended his senior season on a high note by being named to the Associated Press All-State First Team.
Daniels finished his playing days at Washington as the all-time leading scorer with 1,940 points. He surpassed NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, who scored 1,805 points, during his senior season.
A two-time Daily News’ Male Basketball Player of the Year, Daniels averaged 25.6 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior. He scored a season-high 39 points, while scoring 30 points or more seven times. Daniels scored at least 20 points in 22 games.
The former Pack Pack standout averaged 29.1 points and 13.0 rebounds as a junior, while averaging 17.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks his sophomore season. He scored a career-high 50 points in a game his junior season.
Now he’s looking to do even better with the Hurricanes, which finished 17-14 last year. Daniels will be joined on the team by some familiar faces, including former Pam Pack teammate Brendan Rodgers. Also on the team are former D.H. Conley standouts Chris Smith and Germeil Daniels.
Daniels is looking to play the two-guard for the Hurricanes.
That Division I school could be close to home as well.