HOUSTON, Texas – Throughout Troy Daniels' four seasons at VCU, the phrase "following the process" was uttered countless times by both Head Coach Shaka Smart and Daniels himself.
That process has now led Daniels, one of the greatest three-point shooters in school history, to a new two-year guaranteed deal with the Houston Rockets.
The Roanoke, Va. native played in five games for Houston during the regular season, but hit a game-winning three for the Rockets in Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against Portland. In the playoffs, Daniels averaged 7.8 points in 17.0 minutes per game on 53.3 percent three-point shooting.
Daniels led the NBA D-League in three-pointers last season, with 240 makes. With the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, he averaged 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game on 40.1 percent three point shooting. He made the D-League All-Star team and was named to the All-D League third team.
At VCU, Daniels had a record-breaking senior season in which he knocked down 124 3-pointers, the highest single season total in school history and the third highest in Atlantic 10 history. He finished with 251 treys in his career, which ranks second in program history.