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Daniel Nwauzu is aiming for success on all fronts after red hot start to the season!

[Credit: Myerscough College]

Daniel Nwauzu has taken the EABL by storm at the beginning of the season, securing the EABL Player of the Week award in game week two for his impressive 30-point performance against Derby.

Nwauzu, a talented wing who plays for Myerscough College, currently leads the EABL scoring averages this season, with an impressive 23 points and 11 rebounds in his first two games. Remarkably, in the previous season, Nwauzu didn’t make it to the top ten in any major statistical categories in the EABL and averaged just three points per game in the EYBL.

In an exclusive interview with EliteScholars, Nwauzu shared the key to his successful start this season and his aspirations for the future.

He explained, “For me, my points come from offensive rebounds, taking on defenders one-on-one, and capitalizing on my athleticism against bigger players. Plus, with a couple of the best guards in the country on our team, they often find me for easy baskets inside or on the perimeter.”

Nwauzu’s early-season success has him believing that he and his team will be contenders in all aspects this year, with an eye on reaching the finals. Despite past difficulties in the EABL Finals, he believes this year could be different, thanks to the strong start he’s had.

He stated, “After being on the bench during the EABL finals for two years in a row, I believe that this year, the goal is not only to reach the finals but to contribute and secure a victory for our team. We also aim to remain competitive in Division 2 Men’s and strive for the EYBL Superfinals.”

His partner in crime, Tyrece Lacey, has been instrumental in Myerscough’s offense, notably recording ten assists in their recent victory over the Derby Trailblazers. Both Nwauzu and Lacey were recognized as a duo to watch out for in the EABL Players of the Week.

Nwauzu believes their partnership can lead to success in both men’s and junior leagues. He expressed, “Being paired with Tyrece Lacey has been a significant factor not only for my game but for the entire team. In multiple games this season, Ty has delivered over 10 assists, making the game easier for all of us. I can see Ty and me becoming not only a dual threat in the EABL but also in Division 2 Men’s and the EYBL.”

Nwauzu and Lacey combined for 51 points against Derby College in the EABL

Nwauzu and Lacey lead Myerscough in scoring in the NBL Division 2

Standing tall at 6ft6 with a remarkable 7ft2 wingspan, Daniel Nwauzu possesses the natural athleticism and skills needed to take his basketball game to the professional level. He aims to leverage his size, explosiveness, and strong rebounding ability to continue his development with a view to playing in America or Europe.

“My strengths are scoring and rebounding, as evidenced by a recent game where I secured 19 rebounds. As a bigger player, I feel I use my size and athleticism effectively when attacking the rim and grabbing rebounds on defense. Beyond this season, my hope is to continue playing basketball at a high level, whether that’s in the USA or Europe.”

This 18-year-old from Derby embarked on his basketball journey at the age of 13 with his local team, the Derby Spartans. With his early-season success and lofty basketball aspirations, Daniel Nwauzu is on a trajectory that could lead him far from his Midlands roots.

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