TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas City high school product Nate Daniels and Michigan junior college player Mario Scott have signed letters of intent to attend Washburn this fall and will play basketball, head coach Bob Chipman announced Thursday. Daniels is a 6-3 guard who played at Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas, and will be a freshman while Scott played one year at Grand Rapids Community College and will be a sophomore.
Scott scored 10.0 points a game with 4.8 rebounds and 7.8 assists. He also averaged 2.7 steals and shot 47 percent from the field. Scott scored seven or more assists in 13 games and had a team season-high of 15 against Oakland CC. He helped the Raiders to a 21-6 record last year.
Daniels was named second team all-state his senior year by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and he was a first team choice on the all-Kaw Valley League team. He helped the Pirates to a 21-4 record and a fourth-place finish at the 4A state tournament.
“Scott is a true point guard, which is something this program really needs. He’s a great athlete that will help us out and we’re real excited about him,” said Chipman. “Nate Daniels is one of the better high school seniors in the state and we’re glad he’s coming here. He’s a great defender and a solid athlete. Bringing in Nate continues our philosophy of going for Kansas players, which has been the core of this program.”