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Howard guard James Daniel, nation's leading scorer in 2015-16, transfers to Tennessee

Howard guard James Daniel (11) dribbles the ball past Rutgers guard Mike Williams during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Howard guard James Daniel, the nation's top Division I scorer in 2015-16, says he's heading to Tennessee as a graduate transfer.

Daniel tweeted Tennessee's logo with the message .vol4life on Monday and told ESPN that he has chosen the Volunteers.

As a graduate transfer, Daniel would be eligible to play for Tennessee this season.

Daniel, a 6-footer from Hampton, Virginia, scored 27.1 points per game in 2015-16 to lead all Division I players. He also led the Division I in total free throws made (280) and attempted (331). He was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's player of the year that season.

He only played two games last season due to injury and averaged 17 points.

Daniel averaged 21 points in 2013-14 and 16.7 points in 2014-15.

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