Thursday, May 14, 2009

Daniel Alexander Verbals To Texas A&M

2010 Texas D-1 Ambassador, Daniel Alexander made his verbal commitment today to Texas A&M. Daniel and his Pops, Big Dan called me today at noon to break the story to Texas Basketball Inc. As a courtesy we also passed the story on to our professional colleagues at & to Dave Telep of

Alexander is shown below at Rick Barrett's Midnight Madness in the fall of 2008 along with 2009 McDonald's All American & Villanova signee Malik Wayns. He won the prestigious "Jonathan Bender" Top Underclassman Award" at this event.

Daniel told me that the commitment to Texas A&M "just felt right". He loves the fact that it's close to his home in Dripping Springs (Austin), TX. "They've got great facilities, the coaches are great and I've been promised an opportunity to hopefully make an impact early on".

This is Daniel's 3rd season playing for the Texas D-1 Ambassadors and I've had the pleasure to have coached him for the last two seasons. He tries so hard to please his coach, and in fact is many times too hard on himself. I've seen him blossom from a player that could do some good things, some of the time into a confident young man that does many things right most of the time.

Alexander has a superior shot and is super bouncy for a kid approaching 6'9". He's showing great improvement this spring in being able to put the ball on the floor, he already has NBA range on his shot, runs the floor extremely well and has great court vision. Currently his strength is an issue, but that's improving as well.

Ranked #32 in the country in the Class of 2010 by he's simply one of the most promising prospects in the class. He's been compared by several NBA guys to former West Virginia star Joe Alexander.

This has been a whirlwind two days for Daniel as he was informed yesterday of his invite to the Nike Vince Carter Camp in June for the Top 20 Wings in the country & ultimately to Nike's LeBron James Camp in July. This is the 3rd consecutive year the Texas D-1 Ambassadors have received invites to the prestigious Nike Camps. Alexander follows previous D-1 Ambassadors Kendric Robinson (UT-San Antonio), John Henson (North Carolina) and Cory Jefferson (Baylor).

Congratulations to Daniel & His Family!

Coach Max