The 6-foot-7, 195-pound combo forward was forced to watch from the sidelines at Woodland Hills (Calif.) due to transfer rules. But the time away from the court has Daniels motivated for next season.
"I can't wait till next year," Daniels told scout.com. "We have a really good team and we should compete for a championship."
"It was tough for me," he continued. "I just had to fight through it and my coach Derrick Taylor has talked to me about it and just told me to keep working hard and it'll all pay off."
Daniels wasn't the only guy at Taft that couldn't play last season. Bryce Jones, a 2010 prospect, had to sit out for the same reason.