October 29, 2018
SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — The former Temple Owl and Maine Red Claws forward, Daniel Dingle, has signed with the Riptide.
The 6-7 forward is a versatile player who averaged 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and 3.5 apg in his final year with Temple while helping lead them to the NCAA Tournament. He spent a full season with Maine Red Claws last year garnering high level experience.
“I had a good experience at Temple University. Played in two NCAA tournaments, had the opportunity to play for the Legendary Fran Dunphy,” Dingle said. “I valued the relationship I created with my teammates and the faculty at the university. Nonetheless, from the teaching of Coach Dunphy I valued the idea of life is not all about you and to just be selfless and have the desire to win.
Dingle also learned from his time in Maine last season.
“My team in the G-League was very good and humbling at the same time. I learned a lot from the coaching staff , from learning how to be a pro and how to prepare mentally and physically for game day . I also learned how to be ready when your number is called . Stay ready, so you do not have to get ready.”
“Daniel is a versatile playmaking point forward-type player,” head coach Nelson Terroba said. “We appreciate his ability to stretch the floor and make plays and also his ability to make the right basketball play.”
Daniel focused on improvement all summer.
“This summer I really focused on my overall game, shooting was the main aspect and my overall body. Working towards being a better student of the game and athlete. I watched a lot of film, film of myself, film of guys in the NBA, guys overseas, and the old school players. Let’s just say I watched a lot of film. I really did some maturing this summer.”
“I’m extremely excited to play in the NBL and Saint John. The competition is high every year . It’s a place I can go develop, get better, and keep improving my game,” Dingle said. “As for Saint John I’m just excited for the opportunity to compete and win games.”
Link to Career Stats: https://basketball.realgm.com/player/Daniel-Dingle/Summary/45257#D-League