Nate Daniels Adjusting Well

6'7 Nate Daniels talks about a host of issues, including his adjustment from junior college hoops and his role on this team.

Nate Daniels arrived on the University of Louisville campus late last summer after earning NJCAA All-America honors last season as a sophomore at Broward (FL) C.C.

Normally, the transition from junior college baskteball to the highest level of major college hoops is a difficult one, but the consensus Top 5 JUCO transfer known for his shooting touch says he's making the adjustment just fine.

"It's going pretty good," Daniels said of his period of adjustment. "I'm getting a lot of work done in terms of my game and my academics are going real well."

Daniels, who averaged 25.7 points last season, says Coach Pitino's workouts are much more intense than the one's he endured the past two seasons under Bob Starkman at Broward.

"It's more intense," Daniels said of Pitino's individual instruction drills. "The first couple weeks were real hard on me. I was real slow and sluggish but now I've got my legs back and I'm looking forward to practice on Saturday."

Daniels expects this U of L team to play fast and be an exciting group to watch this season.

"I think it will be a real fast paced team," Daniels said. "Lots of scoring all around. A lot of guys in double figures. An exciting team."

The 6'7 California native will likely swing between the small and power forward positions this season and sees himself as a team player who can provide outside scoring punch for this team.

"I see my role as a team player," "Giving the ball up, receiving the ball. We have a lot of guys who can penetrate and kick and I shoot it. So it's going to work out real well."


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