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DeAndre Daniels impresses early at UConn

DeAndre Daniels, who spent a post-grad year training at IMG Academy basketball program is raising the expectations of him at UConn this season.

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DeAndre Daniels while at IMG Academy

Daniels, who originally committed to Texas, instead went for a post-grad year at IMG Academy in Florida, then chose UConn. He has speed and athletic ability, and he showed a hint of it by beating his teammates in the 3.4-mile Husky run on Wednesday. He finished in 19:32.

"I'm in shape," Daniels said. "That's all I'm doing is running and getting layups. People think I'm just cherry-picking, but I'm just running hard."

Daniels, who will join teammate Niels Giffey in the First Night three-point shooting contest, could push for a starting spot. But it will be tough to crack, since the Huskies will return much of their championship team. The competition for playing time figures to be intense.
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