ULM’s McDaniel Named Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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Sam McDaniel, ULM (Sr., Guard/Forward)
ULM senior guard/forward Sam McDaniel averaged 23.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in helping the Warhawks grab back-to-back overtime wins on the road at Georgia Southern (66-64) and Georgia State (90-82).

McDaniel fell one rebound short of a double-double at Georgia Southern, tallying 23 points and nine boards. McDaniel connected on 6-of-11 shots from three-point range and his triple from the left wing with 11 seconds left in overtime put ULM ahead to stay at 65-64. He recorded his second double-double of the season and eighth of his career at Georgia State, finishing with 23 points and 12 rebounds. McDaniel connected on 9-of-14 field-goal attempts, including 5-of-10 from behind the 3-point arc. His nine field goals marked a career high. He scored 15 first-half points, hitting 6-of-8 field-goal attempts including 3-of-5 three-pointers, as ULM rolled to a 47-36 halftime lead.

Over the two games, the Adelaide, Australia, native hit 16-of-30 shots from the field, including 11-of-21 three-pointers. His performances helped the Warhawks win two overtime games in three days and complete their first Sun Belt road sweep since February 2016.

For the season, McDaniel is averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and shooting 45.8 percent from the floor and 42.6 percent from three-point range.

2017-18 Player of the Week Archive
Nov. 15: Ike Smith, Georgia Southern
Nov. 21: Erick Neal, UTA
Nov. 28: Justin Forrest, Appalachian State and Frank Bartley, Louisiana
Dec. 05: Kevin Hervey, UTA
Dec. 12: Tookie Brown, Georgia Southern
Jan. 02: Rodrick Sikes, South Alabama
Jan. 08: D’Marcus Simonds, Georgia State
Jan. 15: Alex Hicks, Troy
Jan. 23: Josh Ajayi, South Alabama
Jan. 29: D’Marcus Simonds, Georgia State
Feb. 05: Devin Mitchell, Georgia State

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