Will Daniels Joins Bulls Summer League Team
KINGSTON, R.I. -- Will Daniels is set to play with the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 Orlando Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex from July 7-11.
"The Bulls are a well-known organization and I'm excited for this opportunity," Daniels said. "I'm looking forward to getting on the floor, competing, and playing the best basketball I can."
The 15-game event will feature squads from the Bulls, host Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, New Jersey Nets, and Seattle Sonics. Three of the top four picks from the 2008 NBA Draft are expected to participate - Derrick Rose (Chicago), Michael Beasley (Miami), and Russell Westbrook (Seattle).
Chicago will finalize their Summer League roster in a mini-camp, held July 3-6 at the Berto Center - the Bulls' practice facility in Deerfield, Ill.
Daniels is coming off a stellar senior season for the Rams, averaging 18.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, becoming the first URI player since Tyson Wheeler (1996-97, 1997-98) and just the third URI player all-time to earn First Team All-A-10 honors in consecutive seasons.
The Poughkeepsie, N.Y. finished his career with 1,678 points and 662 rebounds and was named the Rhode Island Men's Division I Co-Player of the Year, after helping lead the Rams to a 21-12 overall record and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. Daniels also landed a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District I First Team as well as the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District team and was a national finalist for the prestigious Naismith Award - named in honor of Dr. James Naismith, founder of the game of basketball, and awarded annually to the National Player of the Year - as well as the Lowe's Men's Basketball Senior CLASS Award, which is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year.