Men's Basketball / Forward / Junior / Roswell, Ga.
Major: Business Economics
Brennan McDaniel is a junior forward on the UChicago men's basketball team. McDaniel currently ranks third on the team in scoring with 11.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. He is shooting 46.7 percent from three-point range and has helped the Maroons win four of their past five games.
Head Coach Mike McGrath: "No single player has had a greater impact on our recent winning streak than Brennan McDaniel. Brennan is an intense and emotional competitor and he has learned how to channel that energy into the type of spirit that elevates the play of his teammates on a consistent basis. This has been huge for our team. Brennan has played well, his scoring and rebounding has steadily improved throughout the season, but his energy and spirit is what makes our team significantly better. This influence, when coupled with the play of his teammates, is what has me most excited about our chances as we enter UAA play."
Teammate Zach Munson: "Brennan is a fierce leader on and off the court. He possesses a unique energy that uplifts and inspires his teammates to push forward through times of adversity. When the team is not reaching its full potential, Brennan makes it a priority to huddle the team together and voice words of encouragement. Off the court, he has a big personality and keeps the morale of the team at a high level. I consider him a great friend, and I'm confident in saying that the team would not be the same without him."
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