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From the AAP on Dyson Daniels:
With his playmaking and defensive skills, the 19-year-old guard from Bendigo stormed into NBA calculations during his lone season with G-League development team Ignite after graduating from Canberra’s NBA Academy.
Daniels gained traction with analysts after impressing in the draft combine and during workouts with seven different franchises.
“There are so many roles I can play in a team,” Daniels said. “My best NBA-ready skill is my defence and being able to step on the floor and guard the best player, use my size, my lateral quickness to be able to cause trouble for players.
“I can definitely step on the floor and impact straight away. Whatever a team needs - whether it be a point guard or a backup, playing off the ball - I feel like there is no real weakness where you can say ‘put him here and he won’t be as good’.”
Daniels’ father, Ricky, is American and moved to Australia to pursue a basketball career with the Bendigo Braves after playing for NC State in college.