It is a great day to be a Wildcat once again, as Tulane transfer Caleb Daniels committed to the Villanova Wildcats.
The Marathon Continues ... pic.twitter.com/BinvC9UDpv— Caleb (@c_cd21) May 21, 2019
After losing 5-star point guard Jeremy Roach to Duke, landing Daniels is a very good response from the staff.
A non-rated recruit, the 6’4” guard was the top perfomer on a 4-27 Tulane team while posting 16.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 3.3 apg. He also shot 34.6% from 3-point range.
Those stats are on a particularly high usage for a bad team, but he still posted a a 101 ORtg with solid assist and free throw rates. Villanova will have a lot of fresh faces next season, but those are areas the Wildcats desperately need to improve on at the guard position.
While he’s not a point guard in the traditional sense he clearly initiated a lot of offense and should fit in well as a primary ball-handler under Jay Wright. Daniels will sit out next season and then have two years of eligibility remaining on the Main Line, giving him ample time to assimilate into the program.
Welcome to ‘Nova Nation Caleb!