Demarcus “Bae Bae” Daniels named finalist for National Defensive Player of the Year

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Daniels ranks second all-time for career blocks at UNF.    Photo courtesy Facebook
Daniels ranks second all-time for career blocks at UNF. Photo courtesy Facebook

UNF men’s basketball junior Demarcus Daniels is a finalist for the 2015 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award.

Daniels was also named a member of the 2015 Lefty Driesell All-America Team.

“I’ve coached a lot of great defenders and he is definitely one of the best I have ever been associated with. This is a tremendous honor for him and our program and we are thrilled for him,” Head Coach Matthew Driscoll said.

He was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Year and A-Sun Tournament MVP. Daniels set a UNF program record with 55

blocked shots this season. He currently ranks second all-time for career blocks at UNF with 106 blocked shots.

The recipient of the National Defensive Player of the Year award will be announced on April 3, at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Banquet in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The award is named in honor of Lefty Driesell, a coaching legend who is the only person to win 100 games at four different Division I schools. Driesell serves as the Award Committee chairman.

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