Knoxville College Men’s Basketball – Daniel Egbuniwe
This season, the Golden Eagles welcome three newcomers, beginning with forward Daniel Egbuniwe who came over from University of Arkansas Little Rock after participating in 12 Trojan games last season and tallying an average of 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest. Daniel hails from Memphis.
Egbuniwe hails from Memphis, Tennessee and began his college career at University of Arkansas Little Rock as a true freshman, appearing in 12 of 31 games while averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest as a true freshman. On his collegiate debut against Southern Illinois on November 7 he hit his first three-pointer in four minutes of play, before going on to appear in six Ohio Valley Conference contests for Arkansas Little Rock with eight points and five rebounds recorded at UT Martin on February 11.
He currently serves as starting power forward for his team and will likely play an instrumental role in its success. Scott Sutton serves as head coach, with Michael McConnell and Josh Libhart acting as assistant coaches.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Egbuniwe of Memphis was honored with selection to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team during 2023-24 season. Egbuniwe played in 12 games overall – six against OVC competition – averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game while posting his best performance against UT Martin with 19 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes of action. Other players nominated included Jacob Polakovich from Tennessee Tech as well as Jaylen Sebree.
This year, the Golden Eagles welcome sophomore guard Daniel Egbuniwe from Arkansas Little Rock as he makes his college debut with Knoxville. While playing 12 out of 31 games for them last season averaging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game he also competed in six Ohio Valley Conference contests.
Egbuniwe is an avid supporter of the Tennessee Titans and enjoys chili cheese coneys. Shrek 2 is his go-to movie while Arnold Schwarznegger remains his go-to actor.