Women’s Basketball Picks Up Commitment From Nia Daniel
Alabama women's basketball picked up a huge commitment from Gulf Coast State's Nia Daniel on Thursday night. The Lady Commodore basketball team celebrated Daniel's accomplishment on Twitter and wished her luck at the next level.
Daniel averages 46.7% on field goals, 41.3% on 3-pointers and 81.7% on free-throws. Overall, Daniel is third in points and points per game (23.9) in the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Daniel earned Play of the Week for Region 8 after she averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and 1.5 steals in just two games. Daniel was also named Panhandle Conference Player of the Year's first-team all-conference after several big performances, including against Pensacola State. She scored 43 points, 14 rebounds, including six 3-pointers, four steals, and three assists.
The sophomore guard transferred to Gulf Coast State from North Carolina after just one season with the Tarheels. Daniel entered her name in the transfer portal last spring and joined the Gulf Coast State Lady Commodores this season. ESPN rated Daniel as a three-star prospect before she committed to North Carolina.
Daniel is one of many transfers the Tide picked up this week including, freshman Khyla Wade-Warren from Texas Tech and Jamya Mingo-Young from Mississippi State. According to ESPN, Alabama's recruiting class includes top 100 commit forward Kayla Blackshear from Lake Highland Prep in Florida.
The women's basketball team is coming off its first trip to the NCAA March Madness Tournament since March 1999. The Tide will lose several key players, including Jasmine Walker, who declared for the WNBA draft earlier this week. Daniel will be one of the incoming players expected to step up for the team next season.
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