PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS – Three former members of the Prairie View A&M men’s basketball team have moved on to the next level by signing professional contracts to play overseas.
Signing to play abroad is the trio of forwards Darnell Hugee, Dorian McDaniel and point guard Chris Jones. Hugee inked with Saint Vallier Basketball Drome of France while McDaniel will play in Germany with Duesseldorf. Jones will venture to Slokavia as he signed a contract with BC Prievidza.
The trio played a major part in the resurgence of the Prairie View A&M men’s basketball program as they led the Panthers to their best records and back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time since 2003. Individually, Hugee capped off his career as the SWAC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 while Jones earned all-conference honors this past season after leading the team in assists. McDaniel led the Panthers in rebounding and ranked second in three-point percentage.
“I’m very proud of those guys and their accomplishments while at Prairie View A&M,” said head coach Bryon Rimm II. “When they signed with us several years ago, one of their goals was to play professionally and their dream has come true. I’m happy I was a part of their life and look forward to watching them prosper as it shows the caliber of athlete my assistant coaches have brought into the program.”
Prairie View’s overseas contingent continues to grow as former Panther standouts Greg Burks (1998-2003) and Roderick Riley (1999-2004) have spent time with several teams abroad.
An Interview with Jones’ new club can be found at the link below: