Brennan McDaniel

Brennan McDaniel

Men's Basketball / Forward / Freshman / Roswell, Ga.

Major: undeclared

Brennan McDaniel is a freshman forward for the UChicago men's basketball team. McDaniel has appeared in one game so far in his rookie season for the Maroons, who own a 4-4 record while averaging 74.5 points per game.

Head Coach Mike McGrath: "In 26 years of coaching at Chicago, I have not seen a first-year player come in with the level of enthusiasm and engagement as Brennan McDaniel. His energy is positive and relentless and spreads to all of his teammates. The most impressive part is that it is unwavering. He has not gotten the chance to play much yet, but that has not diminished his spirit."

Teammate Jake Fenlon: "In my four years here, I have never seen a freshman bring as much energy on a daily basis as Brennan does. He plays the game with a level of enthusiasm and passion that is contagious and very helpful at times in raising the intensity level of the gym. The impact he is able to have verbally on our team as a freshman has been impressive. He has already established himself on the team as someone who is reliable to show up everyday with the right mentality. He is the kind of guy that is key for a team to sustain a certain level of energy over the course of a season."


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