HONORS & AWARDS
The American Rookie of the Week (Jan. 20, 2014)
The American Rookie of the Week (Jan. 6, 2014)
The American Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 19, 2015)
The American Rookie of the Week (Dec. 16, 2013)
2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
Led the Cougars and ranked among the American Athletic Conference top-15 leaders with 2.0 offensive rebounds per game... Made his season debut against Prairie View A&M... Finished with three points, a block and rebound against the Panthers... Scored eight points with six rebounds against Florida A&M... Made his first start of the season a memorable one... Scored 20 points on 7-of-11 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds with three blocked shots in win against LSU... Finished with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting and grabbed four offensive rebounds in win against LSU... Snared seven rebounds, including five offensive, at Cincinnati... Returned to the starting lineup at No. 8/NR SMU... Scored 14 points and led the Cougars with eight rebounds against the Mustangs... Posted 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added seven rebounds, including four offensive, against USF... Finished with 11 points and six rebounds in win against Tulsa... Recorded eight points with nine rebounds and four assists in double-overtime win at East Carolina... Totaled 13 points with six rebounds in win against UCF... Posted 13 points on 6-of-6 shooting in win at UCF... Totaled 10 points with four rebounds and two blocks in win at UConn.
One of only two players to start all 32 games... One of only three players to compete in all 32 games... Was the Cougars' third-leading scorer and rebounder with 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game... Led the Cougars with 42 blocked shots and finished eighth in the league with 1.3 blocks per game... Made his season debut in the Cougars' win at Murray State... Finished with four points, seven rebounds and two assists against the Racers... Scored 11 points with nine rebounds against Morgan State in the home opener... Posted 11 points with four rebounds and game-high three blocks at Harvard... Sank a big basket after Texas-Pan American pulled to within eight points in the second half... Finished with seven points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots against the Broncs... Posted 12 points with four rebounds in win against Houston Baptist... Recorded the first double-double of his career with 22 points and 11 rebounds against South Carolina State during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Regional Round... Finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds against Boise State during the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic Championship Round for his second straight double-double... Posted 15 points with a team-high eight rebounds against UCF... Recorded eight points with a team-high seven rebounds against Memphis... Led the Cougars with 16 points and added seven rebounds with two assists, two blocks and a pair of steals at East Carolina... Finished with 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting with four rebounds and a pair of blocked shots against Tulane... Led the Cougars in scoring for the third straight game with 15 points at Cincinnati.. Added two rebounds and three assists against the Bearcats.... Finished with 10 points and tied for the team lead with seven rebounds against Rice... Led the Cougar with 10 points and added six rebounds against Tulsa... Topped Houston with eight rebounds and two blocks at UCF... Fell just one rebound shy of a double-double against Cincinnati with 16 points, nine rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots... Totaled 13 points with three rebounds, and two assists at Temple.
|Points||31||vs. Tulane (1/17/15)|
|FG||11||vs. Tulane 1/17/15)|
|FGA||15||vs. Tulane (1/17/15)|
|3FG||3 (3X)||Most recently
at Cincinnati (1/21/15)
|3FGA||7||at East Carolina (1/14/15);
vs. Boise State (12/22/2014)
|FT||7||vs. Tulane (1/17/15)|
|FTA||11||vs. LSU (12/13/15)|
|Rebounds||12||vs. Boise State (12/22/2014)|
|Assists||4 (4X)||Most recently
at East Carolina (1/30/16)
|Steals||4||vs. USF (3/1/15)|
|Blocks||6||at RV/RV UConn (1/30/14)|
|Minutes||44||at East Carolina (1/30/16)|
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14)
Competed in 31 games with 10 starts... Finished third on the team with 4.3 rebounds per game... Received waiver from NCAA granting immediate eligibility on Nov. 13... Made his collegiate debut against UTSA the next night inside Hofheinz Pavilion... Finished with seven points, five rebounds and two blocked shots in 19 minutes against the Roadrunners... Scored eight points with eight rebounds and an assist against Stanford during the Progressive Legends Classic Championship Rounds in Barclays Center... Scored eight points with six rebounds against Texas Tech during the Progressive Legends Classic Third-Place Game... Scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting with five rebounds and a pair of steals against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Totaled 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and from the free throw line and grabbed four rebounds with a pair of steals against Alcorn State... Scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting at Louisiana-Lafayette... Grabbed nine rebounds and swatted two shots against Rice during the Dickies Shootout... Totaled 13 points with nine rebounds against No. 17/15 UConn in Houston's American Athletic Conference opener... Posted 12 points with five rebounds at USF... Totaled nine points with 10 rebounds and a blocked shot against Cincinnati... Led all players with 16 points and four blocked shots and added a team-high eight rebounds against Rutgers... Made the first start of his career against the Scarlet Knights... Led Houston with 10 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots at UConn... Paced the Cougars with 11 points, including eight in the second half, and added three rebounds at No. 11/10 Cincinnati... Enjoyed a perfect shooting night on the way to 19 points at Temple... Connected on all seven shots from the field and all four attempts from the free throw line against the Owls... Add three rebounds and a block against Temple.
Attended University of Houston-Downtown and did not compete or practice with the Cougars.
HOMESCHOOL CHRISTIAN YOUTH ASSOCIATION
Four-star recruit by ESPN... Ranked at No. 56 in the ESPNU 100 and at No. 47 in the Rivals 150... Chose Houston over Baylor and Arkansas... Played on the Texas Pro AAU team. Senior (2011-12): Received the Maravich Award as the nation's top HomeSchool student-athlete... Helped lead the HCYA Warriors to the homeschool national championship... Honored as a HomeSchool basketball All-American. Junior (2010-11): Helped lead the Warriors to the New School Division Gold Ball national championship.... Received HomeSchool All-America honors.
Full name is Danrad Knowles... Often goes by the nickname Chicken... Born Nov. 2, 1992, in Nassau, Bahamas... Son of Trudy Deal and Daniel Knowles... Majoring in health.