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Daniel Norl has signed a National Letter of Intent to at Eastern Kentucky. Norl is a 6-foot-2 guard from Clarksville, Tenn., where he plays at Kenwood High School.

“We are extremely pleased that Daniel has decided to become an EKU Colonel,” head coach Jeff Neubauer said.  “Daniel is an outstanding young man who is a super teammate.  He is a strong guard who shoots the ball with deep range and he has been very well coached.”

After verbally committing with EKU, Norl talked with Luke Thompson of the Leaf Chronicle about why he picked Richmond over opportunities closer to home in Austin Peay or Belmont.

“Eastern just felt right,” Norl said. “I don’t know. I really liked the coaching staff there and they shoot a lot of 3’s and I’m a shooter. They stress defense constantly and I like to play that way as well. It just seemed like everything they said to me was something that I was already familiar with. It felt like they were reading my mind. And plus they have good people in Richmond. I was impressed with the campus and the athletics director cares about the athletes there.”

In his first game as a senior on Tuesday, Norl scored 23 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out six assists.

As a junior, Norl scored more tha 18 points a game, shooting 48% from the field, and 46% from three-point range.  He was named all-district and all-area as a sophomore and a junior.  He garnered area player of the Year honors after last season.

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OVC Ball
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2017-18 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 0-0 2-0
Tennessee Tech 0-0 1-1
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri* 0-0 1-1
Belmont 0-0 1-1
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 1-1
Tennessee State 0-0 1-1
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-1
SIUE 0-0 0-1
Austin Peay 0-0 0-2
Morehead State 0-0 0-2
UT Martin 0-0 0-2

*Ineligible for postseason (APR)