The long national nightmare is finally over, DeAndre Dawkins, the 6-7 small forward from California, has finally found a school to play for. He’s taking his talents to the defending national champions, Connecticut Huskies.
For a brief moment, it even looked like the Blue Devils were one of the favorites (along with Kansas) thanks to Kyrie Irving. During a teleconference in April, Irving hinted that he knew that Daniels was headed to Durham.
I thought next year’s team would be really special if I were to return. I think we have five recruits coming in with the addition of DeAndre Daniels. So that would be really special. Because that would give me the chance to lead the team similar to what Kemba Walker has done at UConn. Just being that leader and being the go-to guy on the team. So I thought that, if I were to return, we would be a really special team.”
However, when Alex Murphy decided to head to Duke early, it gave the Blue Devils two incoming freshman small forwards (Michael Gbinije is the other) and it became clear that Daniels wasn’t coming.
Now it’s official.