Rising Bendigo basketball star Dyson Daniels led Victoria to a silver medal at the national under-20 championships in Mackay.
The point guard, who is based at the Centre of Excellence in Canberra, showed his class with some brilliant performances across the carnival.
In the opening match of the tournament, Daniels tormented the West Australian Gold squad, scoring 22 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 74-38 victory.
Victoria thrashed NSW White 100-53 in game two, with Daniels playing just 19 minutes for 12 points, four rebounds and five assists.
Daniels was strong at both ends of the court in Victoria's 85-65 win over Victoria Navy.
Daniels had eight points to go with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.
In the semi-finals, Victoria lost to Queensland 93-71, but Daniels was superb, scoring a game-high 24 points. He grabbed 12 boards and had seven assists to just fall short of a triple-double.
Athlete Profile - Dyson Daniels— Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) May 7, 2021
Representing @Basketball_Vic at this year’s #AusChamps, Dyson Daniels reflects upon what it means to represent his State, playing for the Boomers, and what the future holds for the impressive 18-year-old.
With the NBA Global Academy qualifying for the final against Queensland, the bronze medal match between Victoria and South Australa Red became a clash for the silver medal because the NBA Global Academy was ineligible to take home a medal because it is not a state or territory.
Daniels stepped up again with 17 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in Victoria's impressive 100-77 win.
The NBA Global Academy defeated Queensland in the gold medal game, but the Maroons were crowned national champions.
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