April 30, 2009
Northridge, Calif. - Lenny Daniel, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward from Coffeyville Junior College (Ks.), has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Cal State Northridge, according to Matador head coach Bobby Braswell.
"Lenny is a long, 6-foot-8 athlete who is going to give us scoring on the interior, and also the ability to score facing the basket," said Braswell. "He has the ability to beat his defender off the dribble. He is also a big-time rebounder. Lenny has some big shoes to fill with the graduation of Tremaine Townsend, but Lenny is the type of player who can give the team athleticism at both ends of the court."
Daniel, who hails from Richmond, Va., averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season in helping lead Coffeyville to a 24-8 record and their eighth conference title in nine years. Daniel was named first team All-Region and first team All-Conference last season. Daniel was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection his freshman season.
Daniel shot .608 (194-for-319) from the floor and collected 38 blocks last year, tops on the team. In two seasons, Daniel scored 1,042 points.
Daniel gained numerous athletic honors at Mt. Zion Prep in North Carolina.
"Cal State Northridge showed a lot of interest early on and stayed with me," said Daniel. "I appreciated that. I watched the game against Memphis (NCAA Tournament game). The team showed a lot of heart ... they could have won the game."