Erik Christopher Daniels (born April 1, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. He has played for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, along with the Fayetteville Patriots and the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League. He played his college basketball at the University of Kentucky.

Erik Daniels
Personal information
Born (1982-04-01) April 1, 1982 (age 37)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolPrinceton (Cincinnati, Ohio)
CollegeKentucky (2000–2004)
NBA draft2004 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–2015
PositionSmall forward
Career history
2004–2005Sacramento Kings
2005–2006Fayetteville Patriots
2006–2007Angelico Biella
2007Lottomatica Roma
2008Akasvayu Girona
2008–2009Erie BayHawks
2010Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon
2011Erie BayHawks
2011–2012Andrea Costa Imola
2012–2013Erie BayHawks
2013–2014BC Odessa
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

After graduating from Princeton High School in Sharonville, Ohio, Daniels went on to the University of Kentucky, where he played his way into the starting lineup his junior and senior year.

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2004 NBA draft, Daniels was signed by the Kings as a free agent. He got very limited playing time in the 2004-05 NBA season, amassing a mere 13 points and 18 rebounds over the span of 21 games. Daniels was released by the Kings on October 17, 2005, and signed with the D-League's Fayetteville Patriots.

In the 2006-2007 season he played with the Angelico Biella of the Italian Serie A league, and in the summer of 2007 he was signed by Lottomatica Roma for the next two seasons.[1] He was selected with the 7th pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Erie BayHawks.[2] On February 11, 2009, Daniels would become the first BayHawk selected to the NBA D-League All-Star game. He would be named an alternate on the All-Star game's blue team.[3]

On March 19, 2010 he joined Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon from the Israeli Basketball Super League, with whom he won the 2010 championship.

On November 7, 2013 Erik returned to Ukrainian Superleague, having signed a contract with BC Odessa.[4]

On November 29, 2014 he signed with Argentinian team Quimsa.[5]


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