"I knew I wanted to go to North Carolina after my in-home visit with Coach Williams. He relaxed me on what was expected. He said I would have a chance to compete for plenty of playing time."
"The [UNC] coaches told me they think I do everything good but not one thing great. So they want me to work on everything and be great at everything I do. So that's what I plan to do this season -- work on everything -- my shooting, my ballhandling, getting quicker laterally."
"I want to win a championship this season at St. Mary's. And when I get to North Carolina, I want to win a championship, too. That's why I am going there. They have a great winning tradition and a great history in their program."
"It was really between Pittsburgh and North Carolina, but it's always been a dream of mine to play at North Carolina."
"I didn't realize how much [UNC] wanted me until the in-home visit. Coach Williams is a very funny guy, very laid-back and I felt very comfortable with that kind of coach."
"Pittsburgh made it very tough for me. I really liked the coaches before I took my visit there. And when I took my visit there I felt very comfortable with the coaches and the school. It was a difficult decision."
"St. John's was also in the mix. Norm Roberts is a great guy. I felt really bad about saying no to him. I felt like I disappointed him."
Tim Cluess, head coach of St. Mary's HS:
"Since I have coached Danny he has really improved his shooting. He does a lot of great things on the court but his shooting has really improved."
"When I first had Danny he was used mainly inside. By the end of the season he was also playing point guard for us. It shows how versatile a player he is. Danny is probably going to play every position for us this season."
"I am not surprised he was recruited at such a high level. Last year, I told him if he took it up another notch he would be recruited by schools like North Carolina. He has shown so much growth. He's a hard worker and is very disciplined in the way he works."
With Coach Cluess