Auburn assistant basketball coach injured in vehicle wreck
A former Auburn basketball star and a member of the men’s basketball staff was injured in an automobile wreck Saturday night, but is expected to be OK.
Marquis Daniels was transported to Birmingham for treatment, Auburn Undercover reported.
Daniels joined the Auburn staff last year as a graduate assistant after a long NBA career. He went undrafted, but played in the NBA from 2003-13 after an Auburn career where he averaged 13.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals in 28.7 minutes per game.
Daniels, 38, was elevated to director of player development before the 2019 season.
Daniels earned All-SEC honors twice during his career and averaged a career-high 18.4 points to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game as a senior.
Daniels averaged 7.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 548 career games in the NBA. He was named to the All-Rookie team with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2003-04 season. He shined with Indiana in 2008-09, when he averaged a career-high 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He also averaged 31.5 minutes per game and started a career-high 43 games.