VCU Alumni, Troy Daniels, seizing the moment in the NBA

After <a href="http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/16960309/troy-daniels-memphis-grizzlies-agree-terms-3-year-deal?ex_cid=espnapi_public" target="_blank">signing a 3 year deal</a> in July with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Ram fans were hoping to see what that may mean for the VCU alumni's playing time after leaving the Charlotte Hornets after two seasons, averaging 6.3 points per game in 11.7 minutes.
[caption id="attachment_19281" align="alignright" width="300"]<img src="https://www.vcuramnation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/9721501-jose-calderon-timofey-mozgov-troy-daniels-nba-los-angeles-lakers-memphis-grizzlies-813x560-300x207.jpg" alt="Photo Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports" width="300" height="207" class="size-medium wp-image-19281" /> Photo Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports[/caption]
It took the Roanoke native about a dozen or so games before Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale, let the shooter see increased minutes in the teams' lineup.

In the last three games, Daniels averaged 23 points in 28 minutes, scoring 19 in Toronto, 19 at home against Orlando and, a career high, <a href="http://www.nba.com/video/2016/12/04/0021600295-lal-mem-troy-daniels-hl" target="_blank">31 when the Lakers rolled into town</a> on Saturday.
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The sharp shooter only averaged .6 points in the teams' previous 15 games, in 5.06 minutes per game.

Michael Wallace, Sr. Editor, Contributor & Analyst for Grind City Media at <a href="http://www.grizzlies.com/" target="_blank">Grizzlies.com</a> shared this tweet with a video clip of NBA veteran Tony Allen speaking on Daniels' preparedness.

Daniels and the Grizzlies will travel to New Orleans to take on the league's leading scorer, Anthony Davis, and the Pelicans Monday night.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tony Allen explains why Grizz teammates aren&#39;t surprised by Troy Daniels&#39; recent scoring binge. Daniels is averaging 23ppg the last 3 games. <a href="https://t.co/UUO8QSIMly">pic.twitter.com/UUO8QSIMly</a>&mdash; Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) <a href="https://twitter.com/MyMikeCheck/status/805539583354081284">December 4, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Michael Hagan is a '04 VCU Graduate (Mass Comm) and a lifelong Richmonder. He also is a full time commercial & video producer.
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