Daniels still redshirting

Travis Daniels (Photo Courtesy of Shelton State)

Travis Daniels (Photo Courtesy of Shelton State)

The sudden transfer of redshirt freshman wing Dre Applewhite on Monday will have no affect on the status of midyear junior college transfer Travis Daniels.

Rick Ray still intends to redshirt the 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward this season. Daniels initially signed with the Bulldogs in the fall of 2012 but failed to qualify academically until this upcoming semester.

“Nothing has changed on that,” Ray said. “I want to be fair to Travis.”

Daniels will have two years of eligibility remaining following the redshirt year. The former Shelton State (Ala.) standout has already started practicing with the team and will begin his career with the Bulldogs in the fall.

Applewhite’s transfer forced sophomore Fred Thomas back into the starting rotation leaving Ray scrambling to find some backups at that position.

“I really don’t know what I’m going to do with the rotations now,” Ray said. “I don’t know if it’s going to be a combination of Jacoby (Davis) or Tyson (Cunningham). I’m even going to give Tevin (Moore) a look because he’s been very good for us in practice. But it’s different competing in practice and competing in games, especially now that we’re starting SEC play. We’ve got a good feel of what Tyson can do and he’ll always be part of the rotation. Now I want to see what Jacoby and Tevin can do.”

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