Cardinals guard to transfer after one season

Updated: June 15, 2004, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville guard Nate Daniels is transferring to NAIA power Mountain State after playing only one season with the Cardinals.

The 6-foot-7 Daniels appeared in all 30 games last season, averaging 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds. He went 40-for-97 from 3-point range, the highest percentage among Cardinals who started at least one game.

Daniels transferred to Louisville in 2003 from Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.

"He wants a much bigger role in his basketball life," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. "We agree that it's in his best interest to transfer to an NAIA school. He's a terrific young man and we wish him nothing but the best."

Mountain State went 37-1 last season, winning the NAIA championship.

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