It has been a big day for Auburn basketball with news that Austin Wiley, Jared Harper and Bryce Brown will all return next season for the reigning SEC regular season co-champions, and it wasn’t over yet.
Former Tigers star Marquis Daniels has joined Bruce Pearl’s staff as a graduate assistant, per AL.com.
Daniels posted a message on Twitter confirming the news on Tuesday night:
— Marquis Daniels (@Marquis_Daniels) May 30, 2018
Daniels helped the Tigers reach the Sweet 16 in 2003, losing to eventual national champion Syracuse by one point. He averaged 18.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game as a senior during the 2002-03 season.
He would go on to play 11 seasons in the NBA, starting with the Dallas Mavericks from 2003-06. Following his first season, he earned a spot on the NBA All-Rookie second team. Daniels also played for the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks during his career.