Raptors draft pick DeAndre Daniels won NCAA title at Connecticut

Raptors draft pick DeAndre Daniels (USA Today Sports)

Raptors draft pick DeAndre Daniels (USA Today Sports)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:52 AM ET

With all the attention on the Raptors’ first round selection, Bruno Caboclo, it was easy to forget the team also picked somebody else on Thursday night.

Former Connecticut Huskie DeAndre Daniels went to Toronto at No. 37, a few months after helping lead his team to the NCAA championship in Arlington, Tex.

Nobody expected the Huskies to come anywhere close to the title, just a year after being banned from the tourney, but Daniels and the rest of the squad had heart, as well as talent.

The lithe, 6-foot-9 forward will bring rebounding and scoring punch to Toronto, though he will have to bulk up considerably to defend power forwards, or prove he has the lateral quickness to guard small forwards in the NBA.


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