TROY DANIELS: MAN ON FIRE

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Troy Daniels, no longer a Bobcat, but for their sake, they should continue to keep tabs on him.

Troy Daniels, no longer a Bobcat, but for their sake, they should continue to keep tabs on him.

The word “Hidalgo” in Spanish is a term of nobility, although in later years it has been adopted somewhat informally. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League play in Hidalgo, Texas, which is, almost quite literally, a 3-pointer away from the Mexican border.

Former Ram Troy Daniels’ career with the Vipers, the D-League affiliate of the Houston Rockets, is just five games old, but he’s already playing in a way that should merit some type of designation of nobility, or at least a gift certificate to El Torito over on Jackson St. If we elect for the former, we’d have something like, Hidalgo de la Canasta de Tres Puntos (forgive my butchered Spanish).

In five games, Daniels, a walking NBA Jam trope during his final two seasons at VCU, is averaging 25.0 points and shooting 53 percent (33-of-62) from 3-point range. Yes, in five games, Daniels – who once hit 11 triples in a game at East Tennessee State in college – has hit 33 treys. Last night, in a 153(yes, 153)-109 win over Delaware, Daniels hit 6-of-10 threes in 21 minutes. The night before, he bombed 7-of-12 from beyond the arc in just 24 minutes. Daniels hit six of those threes in one nine-minute stretch.

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TROY DANIELS SET TWITTER AFLUTTER WEDNESDAY

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Troy Daniels was trending on Twitter in Richmond Wednesday night. It probably had something to do with him hitting a VCU and Atlantic 10 Conference record 11 three-pointers in a 109-58 blowout of East Tennessee State. Probably.

TROY DANIELS JUST EVISERATED ETSU (UPDATED WITH VIDEO)

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Troy hit 11 three-pointers against East Tennessee State tonight. That’s 20 threes in two games. That’s 41-of-70 from three in his last six. We’ve gone from warp speed to plaid, folks.

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