2015 Intro: Daniel Giddens

The Worldwide Renegades have one of the best teams at their age group, and a big piece of that is center Daniel Giddens.

It is very early with the class of 2015, but one of the prospects who has really opened eyes with his play is Daniel Giddens. The Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler standout has been excellent this spring with the Worldwide Renegades, and is beginning to flash big time potential.

At 6-foot-10 and 210 pounds, Giddens is someone who stands out for his age group. In an age where so many kids his size love to play on the perimeter, Giddens prefers to dominate down low with his size and strength.

"It is a great feeling to dominate a guy on the post, but I have to give credit to my teammates who do a great job of getting me the ball," said Giddens.

With that size and natural ability, it is no surprise that his recruitment has been busy. Though at this point Giddens says no scholarships have come his way, most of the SEC and ACC are after him. Specifically in-state programs Georgia and Georgia Tech have already targeted him heavily and Alabama as well has been very active.

"The attention is great, but I am not cocky about anything," said Giddens of the college love. "I know I have to keep working everything and get better. I don't let the attention impact me at all."

For now Giddens is more focused on getting better. He knows he will have to continue to improve to remain thought of as one of the better prospects in his class.

"I workout every day for a good four hours every day," said Giddens. "I know on the defensive end I have to get better, but I feel I am making improvements offensively and I am working on that."

He continued, "Right now I am definitely working on my strength, my timing on blocking shots, and then also my post moves."

Along with Giddens, Wheeler has fellow Worldwide Renegade member Jaylen Brown in a loaded class that also features highly touted forward Kejuan Johnson to form one of the top young trios in the country.


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