After successfully bringing back Steven Thomas for the 2013 ASEAN Basketball League season, the Indonesia Warriors decided to also bring in his University of Georgia teammate, Christopher Vondrell Daniels.

The 29 year-old forward arrived in Jakarta last Saturday night and has already started practice with his new team. Daniels is known for his defense as he was named Defensive Player of the Year when he was playing for Zwolle (Holland) in 2008. “His (Chris) defensive presence and work ethic will make everything easier for the local players to play at the same level, he’s a kind of guy who can motivate everyone,” says Warriors head coach Todd Purves about Daniels.

Daniels knows the challenge of defending the ABL title is not going to be easy but he is ecstatic about being on the same team with Steven Thomas again. “I’m very excited about joining the Warriors because I can play with Steven again and I’m looking forward to the challenge of defending the ABL crown.” Before coming to the Warriors, Daniels has had experience playing in France, Philippines, Poland and Holland.

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