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Knasir "Dug" McDaniel

USA Basketball Experience

  • Participated in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp. 
  • Took part in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp.
  • 2019 USA U16 National Team training camp participant.
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Junior National Team April minicamp at the men’s Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

High School Honors

  • MaxPreps Freshman All-America second team (2019).
  • Washington Post All-Met third team (2019).
  • All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first team (2019).
  • Northern Virginia All-Freshman Team (2019).
  • All-Virginina Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 1 second team (2019).

High School Notes

  • Attends Paul VI Catholic High School in Virginia.
  • As a junior in 2018-19, helped Paul VI to a 27-9 record and a runner-up finish in the 2019 Alhambra Tournament; averaged 10.9 ppg., 2.6 rpg., 5.2 apg. and 1.8 spg.
  • Plays in the summer for Team Takeover.
  • Also plays football and baseball.

Personal Notes

  • Born in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
  • First name is Knasir Douglas McDaniel, but goes by Dug.
  • Son of Dawn McDaniel, has one younger sister, Dawson Hazell (two months as of May 2019).
  • Grandfather, Charles ‘Skip’ McDaniel played at Niagara University; uncle, Eddie Jordan played for the Los Angeles Lakers and coached for the Washington Wizards.
  • Has played since he was 2.
  • Away from the court, enjoys hanging out with friends.
  • Five favorite movies: “Minions,” “Dope,” “Amateur” and “Love & Basketball.”
  • Favorite player is Collin Sexton  because of his killer ‘Mamba’ mentality.
  • Favorite class: history.
  • Favorite pregame snack: Skittles.
  • Draws inspiration from his family.
  • If he could play professionally in any other sport aside from basketball it would be football.
  • Twitter: ayoo.flyy
  • Instagram: ayoo.flyy
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.

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