Update on Danny Horace

Former power forward Danny Horace finished his career at Miami in 2005 with first team All-MAC honors and a regular season conference title. Since then, he has gone overseas to play professionally in Europe. RedHawk Insider caught up with Danny at Cincinnati Woodward High School to get an update on what has happened to him since he left Miami.

Former power forward Danny Horace finished his career at Miami in 2005 with first team All-MAC honors and a regular season conference title. Since then, he has gone overseas to play professionally in Europe. RedHawk Insider caught up with Danny at Cincinnati Woodward High School to get an update on what has happened to him since he left Miami.

This summer, Horace is playing for Brick Street in the Deveroes summer basketball league. The bulk of the Brick Street roster is made up of current and former Miami basketball players. Besides Horace, there is Nate Peavy, Doug Penno, Tyler Dierkers, Carl Richburg, Julian Mavunga, and Vince Legarza. Kramer Soderberg is also listed on the roster but is unable to play due to an injury.

On a personal level, Danny Horace is still a "free agent" bachelor. He said, "not married, no kids!" As such, he dedicates all his time preparing for his career in basketball.

Horace has been working out and trying to stay in shape before he has to report to the pro leagues overseas in September or October.

So far, his pro career in Europe has been significantly limited by injuries. Last year, he got hurt early in the season while playing in France. He came back home to Cincinnati and has been rehabbing ever since. The year before that he was playing in Germany. He had a little more success (10ppg, 6rpg) before getting hurt that season as well.

Horace is feeling much better now. He is ready to play and has been looking good in the Deveroes summer league games. Horace said, "It is a long process being out that long. That is a long time to sit out for basketball. I am trying to just get back slowly."

Although Horace would like to eventually come back and play professionally in the United States, he is not sure if that is a real possibility. "I would (come back to the states), but there are more opportunities overseas." said Horace.

There is more money in Europe and Horace believes he is better off there. He added, "If you are not in the NBA, you can't getter any better opportunity playing in the states."

Danny Horace still maintains contacts with many of his former teammates. He talks to Juby Johnson, Chet Mason, Tim Schenke, and Josh Hausfeld.

Danny got a chance to play a couple of games for Brick Street with incoming Miami freshmen Vince Legarza and Julian Mavunga. He came away impressed. He said, "They are good guys. Both should be good in the paint. They rebound good, set good screens. They got some good post moves so they should be alright."

Horace talked a little about the health issues with Miami head coach Charlie Coles. "Hope he is feeling better. Hope he keeps coaching. I know he is ready to coach, so I hope he takes care of himself."

Horace likes the idea of current Miami interim head coach/associate head coach Jermaine Henderson someday taking over the reigns permanently at Miami when Coach Coles retires. Horace said, "He would be a good coach. He went there and knows the players. He has been there for years. I think he would be a good coach for Miami."


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