July 10, 2013
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State basketball head coach Larry Eustachy on Wednesday announced the additions of forwards Dantiel Daniels and Stanton Kidd to the Rams’ roster. Both Daniels and Kidd will sit out the 2013-14 season per NCAA Division I transfer rules.
Daniels comes to Colorado State from Southern Illinois where he was a key contributor for the Salukis in a strong Missouri Valley Conference. A native of Wentzville, Mo., the 6-5, 230-pound Daniels played two seasons at SIU and will have two years of eligibility remaining in a Rams’ uniform.
“We’re excited about adding Dantiel to our roster,” said Eustachy. “He is a great fit for our style of play, and is a proven commodity with experience at a high level of Division I basketball in the Missouri Valley. He brings a tough physical presence around the basket, which is invaluable in our system.”
Daniels saw action in 55 games for the Salukis, starting 48 contests and averaging 8.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. As a true freshman in 2011-12, he was selected as a member of the MVC all-freshman team, after leading the league in blocked shots on the season (1.6 per game). For his career at SIU, Daniels shot 58.7 percent (169-for-288), while tallying 38 steals and 69 blocks. In addition to his success on the court, Daniels was also named to the 2013 MVC Academic Honor Roll.
Kidd, a 6-7, 215-pound product from Baltimore, Md., joins the Rams’ program after one season at North Carolina Central where he earned first-team all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors as a junior in 2012-13 as the league’s third-leading scorer at 14.5 points per game. He helped lead the Eagles to a 22-9 overall record and a 15-1 mark in conference play, shooting better than 55 percent from the field and ranking sixth in the MEAC at 6.9 rebounds per game. Kidd was also named to the 2012-13 Boxtorow Division I HBCU All-America second team.
“Stanton brings a wealth of experience, and has been extremely successful at every level of play,” said Eustachy. “He has won a Junior College national championship at South Plains College and helped NCCU to an outstanding season last year. He is a versatile and skilled player that can make an impact for our program.”
Kidd began his collegiate career with two seasons at South Plains College where he helped the Texans to a NJCAA National Championship with a perfect 36-0 mark as a sophomore in 2011-12. Kidd averaged 11.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game during the program’s run to the title, after tallying 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game during his freshman campaign in 2010-11.
Mason to transfer from CSU
Eustachy also announced Wednesday that sophomore guard Jordan Mason has been granted a release from his scholarship, and will transfer to continue his collegiate playing career at another school.
“We want to thank Jordan for all his hard work and contributions to our program,” said Eustachy. “He is an outstanding young man and we wish him nothing but the best.”
Mason, who came to Colorado State after a high-scoring prep career at Ennis High School in Ennis, Texas, played in 12 games for the Rams as a true freshman in 2012-13. He averaged 1.8 points and 0.5 rebounds per game, while collecting four assists, three blocks and one steal.