Van Nuys’ Danielian Signs Pro Contract with German Team

At the Pan Armenian Games, Danielian makes a 3 point shot in a game against the team from Sochi, Russia

Mike Danielian will soon begin his professional basketball career with the Wolfenbuettel basketball team of Wolfenbuettel, Germany.  Danielian will play both the shooting and point guard positions for Wolfenbuettel, which is officially known as SG MTV/BG 93 Wolfenbuettel.

Danielian rose to prominence under Coach Howard Levine at Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA.  Under Levine, Danielian was twice named to the All City of Los Angeles team.  As a senior, Danielian averaged 30.3 points per game to lead all of southern California in scoring.  He also scored 58 points in one game, which broke the Grant High School single game scoring record, which was held by current NBA player Gilbert Arenas.

Danielian was a member of Azusa Pacific University’s 2010 NAIA finalist team.  Danielian made over 200 three point shots at Azusa Pacific.  He is the number two all time three point scorer in Azusa Pacific history.

In August, Danielian was named most valuable player of the 5th Pan Armenian Games in Yerevan, Armenia.  Danielian led Los Angeles to a gold medal with a 49 point performance in the championship game against Sochi, Russia, with the President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, in attendance.

Carl Bardakian, Los Angeles men’s basketball head coach and U.S. representative to the Basketball Federation of Armenia, stated “Danielian’s deep three point shooting range, competitive drive and outstanding work ethic impressed the Wolfenbuettel coaches and scouts.  I anticipate Danielian making an immediate impact for Wolfenbuettel.”  Hrachya Rostomyan, President of the Basketball Federation of Armenia, expressed his congratulations to Danielian on behalf of the Basketball Federation of Armenia.  Rostomyan stated “We are very proud of Mike and look forward to him having great success with Wolfenbuettel.  Mike has the full support and encouragement of the Basketball Federation of Armenia.”

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