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Josh Daniel
Josh Daniel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ark.

High School:
Jonesboro H.S.

Last College:
SW Missouri State-West Plains

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
G

Experience:
1L


2001-02 (Junior at UTA)
? Played in all 27 games, starting 10 last year ? Averaged 5.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in 2001-02 ? Second on team in assists (behind Steven Barber, 73) ? Led team with 45.3 percent three-point shooting percentage (24-for-53) ? Shot 73.8 (48-for-65) from free-throw line, second best on team ? Six double figure scoring games, including in three of final five games ? Best game came when he tied career highs with 19 points and five rebounds and added career best 10 assists in in 102-94 loss at Sam Houston State on Valentine?s Day ? Scored 19 points two games prior to the SHSU game when he accomplished the feat Feb. 7 at Stephen F. Austin ? Hit 11 of 13 free-throw attempts in that game against Stephen F. Austin ? Connected on all four 3-point attempts in 14-point outing in 80-61 win vs. Lamar Jan. 12 ? Hit three 3-pointers in 11 point, five rebound, five assist performance in UTA?s 87-59 win at Nicholls State Dec. 22

Southwest Missouri State-West Plains
? Averaged 7.5 points, three assists, two rebounds and 1.5 steals per game for the Grizzlies of Southwest Missouri State-West Plains (Junior College) in 2000-01 ? Finished two-year Grizzlies career with a 6.8 points per game scoring average ? Hit 40.8 percent (40-for-98) of his shots from the floor for his career ? Shot 30.3 percent (86-for-284) from three-point range in his two seasons at SMSU-WP ? Shot 72.1 percent (98-for-136) from the free-throw line during his career with the Grizzlies ? Dished out 174 assists (2.7 per game) during career ? Grabbed 90 steals (1.4 per game) in his two years in West Plains ? Earned the National Junior College Athletic Association?s highest academic honor in 2000-01, when the NJCAA awarded him the Distinguished Academic All-American Award ? Graduated from SMSU-WP with honors, earning an Associate of Arts degree in May, 2001 ? Recognized in the 2001 edition of Who?s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges ? Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society ? Was active in numerous community service projects

Jonesboro High School
? Led Jonesboro High School to 1999 AAAAA East Conference championship ? Earned All-State honors in 1999 ? Also named to All-State Tournament team in 1999 ? Carried a 4.0 grade point average throughout high school

Personal
? Son of Beverly and David Daniel ? Born January 15, 1981 ? A communications major (public relations emphasis) at UTA ? Older brother, Matt, is an assistant coach at UTA ? Dad played basketball at Williams Baptist College ? After graduating, plans on becoming a basketball coach at the collegiate level ? When not studying or playing basketball, enjoys watching movies or spending time with girlfriend, Nicole ? Says nickname ?is ?Bird? or ?J-Bird?? my mom and dad always called me that growing up...but you can call me Josh!? ? Chose UTA because ?I wanted to be a winner both athletically and academically.?

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