NC State men's basketball head coach Kevin Keatts announced the signings of C.J. Bryce and Devon Daniels to financial aid agreements Sunday.
Both players will have to sit out the 2017-18 season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements. After sitting out the 2017-18 season, Bryce will have two seasons to play for NC State and Daniels will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Bryce comes to NC State after playing for Keatts at UNC-Wilmington the last two seasons. The Charlotte, N.C., native was a first-team All-Colonial Athletics Association conference selection last season after leading the Seahawks in scoring with an average of 17.4 points per game. He also ranked second on the team in rebounding with an average of 5.5 per game. He set the school-record for points in a season by a sophomore (604) and free throws made by a sophomore (104). Bryce was the Tournament MVP of the 2017 CAA Tournament after leading UNC-Wilmington to the title with an average of 19 points per outing.
In his two years at UNC-Wilmington, Bryce scored 925 points on 49.9 percent field goal shooting while starting 65 of 67 games. He helped the Seahawks win the CAA regular season and tournament titles in both seasons as UNCW went 54-14 (.794) in Bryce's two years with the program.
Daniels joins the Pack after playing for Utah in his freshman campaign. The Battle Creek, Mich., native started 26 of 29 games in his rookie season and averaged 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Utes. An efficient shooter, Daniels had a streak during Pac-12 conference play where he shot 50 percent or better for eight consecutive games. He was 48-of-71 shooting (67.6%) during that stretch. He finished the season, shooting 57.1 percent (113-of-198) from the field. He had the second-highest field goal percentage of any freshman in the Pac-12 conference and eighth best field goal percentage in the conference overall. He scored a season-high 24 points on 10-of-13 field goal shooting in Utah's win at Washington on January 21. Daniels also finished second on the team in assists (78) and steals (25).