What Maddox Daniels Brings the Buffs

Maddox Daniels might be a late-bloomer

Colorado coach Tad Boyle described newly signed juco transfer Maddox Daniels as a "big wing" who can guard multiple positions and shoot the 3. That sounds like the sort of player every team would like to have, so what are we really looking at here?

Daniels (6-6, 200) was a highly consistent scorer for Florida Southwestern who showed great shooting touch in every context. He got off to a slow start there, averaging 12 minutes per game as a freshman, but he averaged 13.9 points as a sophomore and over the course off two years shot 42 percent from the 3-point line and 85 percent at the foul line. He does most of his scoring from the outside, with a little more than 60 percent of his field goals coming from the 3-point line, and doesn't have great success inside of it. 

But look at his game logs. He was held under 10 points just six times all year, he had at least 20 five times, hit eight 3s in a game in January, scoring 29, then hit six two nights later. 

So you get the idea. 

Daniels wasn't a highly rated player coming out of high school or junior college and, according to Rivals, didn't have any other D1 offers. 

You wouldn't figure Daniels to be a star player for the Buffaloes, but there are some signs of a late-bloomer here and if there's one thing every team needs more of these days, it's shooting. 

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