Simply put, Marquis Daniels is another undrafted success story that reached the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks in 2003 thanks to hard work paying off at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. An NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection in 2004, Daniels carved out a role for himself with a strong scoring touch in a backcourt that boasted Steve Nash and reached the NBA Finals in 2005-06. Along with averaging a career-high 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game with the Indiana Pacers in 2008-09, Daniels also suited up for Boston and Milwaukee. Look for this Auburn University to fill it up at the Champions Basketball League.
Pro Career: (2003-2006) Dallas Mavericks, (2006-2009) Indiana Pacers, (2009-2012) Boston Celtics, (2012-2013) Milwaukee Bucks
Career Highlights & Awards:
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2004)
- All-SEC Second Team (2003)
- All-SEC Third Team (2001)
Affiliations: Has sponsored youth AAU basketball teams, organized scholarship fundraisers for high school athletes, put on community and charity events in his native Orlando, Florida (along with Indianapolis, Dallas and Boston) through the Q6 Foundation
Post Pro Career: Since last playing in 2013, Marquis Daniels has focused on his hip-hop music career, where he goes by the stage name Q6 and founded Q6 Entertainment.
- An advocate for sickle cell awareness and treatment education
- Suffered spinal cord injury in 2011 as member of the Boston Celtics after an in-game collision with Gilbert Arenas of the Orlando Magic.
- Spent time in training camp, practices with the Boston Celtics and Brad Stevens in 2014, learning from coaching staff and exploring coaching opportunities
- Transferred from Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida his Senior year to attend basketball powerhouse Mount Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina, which boasts Tracy McGrady and Amare’ Stoudemire among its alumni.