20 - Kenny Daniels
Kenny Daniels
Birth Date: 04/29/1985
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo
High School: Vashon
Previous College: Sheridan
Position: Guard/Forward
EXP: 2V
2009-10 Season (Senior)
Honorable Mention All-Big West ... Named winner of the Andre Chevalier Most Valuable Player ... CSUN's leading scorer (15.6 ppg, #7 in the BWC) ... The 498 points scored are tenth-best for a single season in CSUN history ... Scored in double figures in 25 of the team's 32 games ... The team's leading scorer in 24 of the team's 32 games ... Tallied a career-high 39 points (the most by a Big West player this year, #3 all-time in school history) against Idaho (12/3/09) ... Against the Vandals, hit 12-of-17 shots, 2-of-3 from three-point territory, and 13-of-15 free throw attempts ... The 13 free throws is seventh-best for a single game in CSUN history ... Also collected a career-high ten rebounds against Idaho (12/3/09) ... The most productive offensive player in the last the games averaging 20.0 points per game ... That included a 26-point effort against UC Davis (3/4/10), a 25-point effort against Cal State Fullerton (2/13/10), 24 points at Cal State Bakersfield (2/10/1) and 23 points at UC Santa Barbara (2/24/10) ... Hit 70-of-127 shots from the floor for 55 percent during that ten-game span ... Tallied eight games in which he scored 20 or more points ... The team's leading shooter (.506, 163-for-322, #4 in the league) ... The team's leading free throw shooter (.800, 144-for-180), #4 in the Big West) ... Daniels' 144 free throws tied for fifth-best for a single season in school history ... The 180 free throw attempts are eighth-best in the school record book .. The 32 games played was second-best for a single season in school history. 2008-09 Season (Junior)
Voted Most Improved Player by the Matador coaches ... A starter in 25 of the 30 games he played ... Scored in double figures in 14 games ... Averaged 8.9 ppg ... Collected a season-high in points (24), field goals (7) and free throws (9) at UC Davis (3/5/09) ... Scored 19 points at Idaho (2/21/09) ... Gathered 15 points (5-for-7 from the floor) along with five rebounds at Long Beach State (1/17/09) ... Garnered a season-high nine rebounds against Cal State Fullerton (1/21/09) and UC Santa Barbara (2/25/09) ... Tallied 14 points (5-for-6 from the floor) along with five rebounds and two steals at UC Santa Barbara (1/29/09) ... Against Memphis (3/19/09) at the NCAA Tournament, scored 14 points (5-for-7 from the floor) along with four rebounds ... Scored 13 points (6-for-7 from the floor) at nationally-ranked UCLA (12/7/08) ... Also picked up 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals vs UC Riverside (2/14/09) ... Added 13 points (5-for-5 from the floor) against Long Beach State (2/28/09) ... Collected a season-high three steals against UC Davis (1/5/09) and against Cal State Fullerton (1/21/09) ... Tops on the team in shooting (99-for-171) from the floor for .579 percent ... Hit two crucial three-pointers in the 64-56 victory at UC Riverside (1/14/09) ... His 38 steals (1.27 spg) were third-best on the Matadors and ninth-best in the Big West Conference. Sheridan College
During the 2007-08 season, Daniels (a team captain and starter) hit 57 percent from the floor (151-for-263), 42 percent from three-point territory (28-for-67). and 81 percent from the free throw line (64-for-79) ... Also among the team leaders in steals (32) ,,, In helping Sheridan College to a 24-8 record in 2007-08, Daniels was selected first team all-league, averaged 13.6 points and added 4.7 rebounds per game. Vashon High School
Gained numerous post-season honors including all-state and all-league ... Helped lead Vashon High School to a USA Today #1 national ranking during the 2004-05 season (29-1) ... During his playing days at Vashon, Kenny helped the Wolverines to a 55-1 record ... During the 2003-04 season, the Wolverines were 32-0 and captured the Missouri state title. Matador Memo
Born April 29, 1985 in Centerville, Il. ... His mother is Shirley Carson ... Has one brother (Lawrence) and two sisters (Tonia, Precious) ... Loves the atmosphere of Cal State Northridge ... His greatest moment in sports was winning the state title as a junior in high school and being ranked #1 in the nation the following year ... Enjoys watching the Washington Wizards ... His favorite professional athletes are Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards) and Ben Gordon (Chicago Bulls) ... NBA player Darius Miles is the best athlete he has played against ... Michael Jordan is his hero, and the most famous person he has ever met ... His favorite actor is Eddie Murphy, and his favorite actress is Jada Pickett Smith ... Favorite tv show is Martin, and his favorite website is www.youtube.com ... Kenny says that if he were president of the NCAA for one day, he would pay college student-athletes ... The best thing about being a student-athlete, according to Kenny, is that "you get to perform in front of thousands of fans" ... The toughest thing about being a student-athlete is "time management" ... His favorite pre-game ritual is to listen to music ... Enjoys listening to the music of T.I. ... Kenny likes chicken but dislikes sushi ... The person in history Kenny would most like to meet is Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Kenny says that if he had a million dollars, he would take care of his family ... The best advice he ever received was "hard work pays off" ... His advice to young people is "take your education seriously" ... Kenny says Denzel Washington would be the actor that would play him if a movie were made about his life .. Kenny says he can't imagine going a week without his cell phone and video games ... Kenny's mother is his one possession that he could not live without the rest of his life ... If Kenny could change one thing about the world today, it would be to bring peace to the world ... The biggest obstacle Kenny has ever overcome is "making a lot bad things positive" ... Pan African Studies major.

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