"There were some issues there with how we were playing as a team and I thought it was time for me to make the move to another school," said Daniels. "I'm happy at Word of God. I think it will help me become a better player, a better point guard."
With Daniels being able to square off daily against the No. 1 point guard in the country, John Wall, he should only improve.
"It's so hard to guard him," said Daniels. "I had to guard him last week and it's tough because if John gets a step on you he's by you. You have to always be focused on concentrating on your defense.
"Playing here with him is only going to make me better though."
Daniels is already extremely talented as he is blessed with big-time athleticism. Regarded as one of the top guards in the 2011 class, he burst on the scene this spring as he averaged 14.6 points per game in Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge.
Daniels suited up on the AAU circuit with the Carolina Raptors Select, and his play led to a couple of early scholarship offers.
"Wake Forest and Memphis had offered me already," said Daniels. "Wake Forest was the first. "I was happy about getting that first one. They sat me down and talked about everything. I had a good time there when I got the offer.
"Memphis was next. My coach got the news to me about them offering."
Last week, Daniels picked up his third as the NC State Wolfpack extended a scholarship offer.
"NC State offered me on Sunday, and I think Clemson and Miami are close to offering me too," said Daniels. "I was talking to my coach and he gave me the news. It's good because they are looking to keep all the players in their backyard and it's right here close to home. I'm going to look at every option."
The next day, he gave NC State head coach Sidney Lowe a call who confirmed the news.
"Coach Lowe was saying how he liked my game. He said that he liked me overall as a person, and they wanted to recruit me to help play the one position."
NC State evaluated Daniels over the summer on the circuit and the 6-foot-2 combo guard also attended the Wolfpack's Elite Camp. At the camp, he had a chance to play with 2010 Wolfpack verbal Ryan Harrow, a point guard from Marietta (GA) Wheeler High School.
"I got to play there with Ryan," said Daniels. "I know him. He's quick and real smart on the court. He's one of the smartest point guards I've ever seen play. He can also pass the ball too."
Daniels, who recently visited Virginia Tech for a football game, will be at NC State's game against Florida State on Thursday night. He'll be attending the event with AAU teammate Melvin Tabb and his AAU coaching staff.
The Wolfpack have their work cut out for them as Wake Forest currently leads for the talented sophomore.
"I would have to say Wake Forest is my leader," said Daniels. "It would probably be them. I've been there the most. I also like the ratio they have with their students and teachers in the classroom. It's a big school, but there aren't that many students.
"With Memphis, I like their game. I just like how they play. They get out and run the floor and I think I could fit into that.
"The thing I really like about NC State is it's close to home. That will play a part in my decision because I don't want to go far away from home. I'm going to look at them even more now."