Chris Daniels

Boys Basketball

Height:  6-9
Position:  Post

University of Dayton

Stallion Profile:

1990-91 (SENIOR)

  • Division-II First Team All-Central District and All-Ohio

  • All-Ohio Catholic League

  • Averaged 22.0 ppg

1989-90 (Junior)

  • All-Ohio Catholic League

  • Honorable Mention All-Central District

Dayton Profile:

  • Set a Dayton record for highest field goal percentage in a career (63%) and for a single season (69%, 1995-96)

  • Averaged 1.40 blocks per game in the 1995-96 season, which was the 3rd highest in Dayton history

  • Led the Flyers for three consecutive years in blocks per game (1994 - 1996)

  • As a senior, averaged 12.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game

  • In 1996 was named Dayton's Most Improved Player

  • Member of the Flyers from 1991-1996

Chris Daniels Memorial Most Improved Player

photo credit - University of Dayton Athletics

photo credit - University of Dayton Athletics

  • The University of Dayton renamed their Most Improved Player Award following the 1995-96 season in honor of Daniels, who passed away during his senior season.  Chosen by the coaches, it goes to the player who develops the most over the course of a season.  Daniels more than tripled his points per game from his junior season in his senior season.  Daniels also doubled his rebounding average and was shooting 69 percent when he passed away.  

The Chris Daniels Award

  • The only award in any Atlantic 10 sport named in someone’s honor is the Chris Daniels Award, which is presented annually to the most improved men’s basketball player. Daniels played at Dayton and passed away on Feb. 8, 1996.