Former Tulane guard Caleb Daniels transfers to Villanova

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Caleb Daniels

Ron Hunter has added new talent via the transfer market to the Tulane roster but the first-year Green Wave coach will not have the services of the program’s leading scorer last season.

Caleb Daniels has decided to transfer to Villanova. Although an increasing number of players in college football and basketball have receive waivers to have immediate eligibility as transfers, the New Orleans native is currently set to sit out the 2019-20 season before having two years left to play.

Daniels, a St. Augustine alum, averaged 16.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for Tulane as a sophomore last season despite the Wave’s struggles. Tulane did not win a conference game and lost their final 21 overall, and head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. was relieved of his duties.

Hunter has added three graduate transfers immediately eligible to play and signed three freshmen in his first Green Wave recruiting class. Playing time will be up for grabs since Daniels is the fifth known member of last year’s squad to leave via graduation or transfer.

Daniels will sit out the upcoming season due to NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible for two more season. Last season, the Wildcats posted a 26-10 record and went two rounds deep in the NCAA Tournament. The Jay Wright-coached team won national championships in 2016 and 2018.

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