Daniel Gregg Santiago Miller is the centre the head of basketball was looking to find for Barça. His 216 cm height and 120 kg weight make him the prototype player the club needed once it was known that Mario Kasun was on the way out.
The Puerto Rican (Lubbock, Texas, June 24, 1976) comes to Regal Barça after a three-year
spell at Unicaja Malaga. In Andalusia, Santiago played in 100 ACB games, posting excellent averages
of 9.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.8 blocks a game. In the Martín Carpena pavilion he collected the
Liga ACB 2005/06 and was named MVP of the 21st round of the 2007/08 season.
But if there has been anything that Santiago has always on his mind, then it’s the NBA. He played college hoops at the University of New Mexico, and his desire was to move on the top professional league in the country, but wasn’t signed up by any NBA franchise until 2000, when he joined the Phoenix Suns. But before that he had the experience of two seasons in Italy, where he was at Varesse (1998-2000). Shortly after, in the 2003/04 and 2004/05 seasons he played for the Milwaukee Bucks, though in his second season he only appeared in 11 games due to an eye injury.
Corpulent and intimidating player of a height of 216 cm, making him a pure centre who can create a lot of danger on the paint. Despite his 120 Kg he moves with agility under the hoops and has a strong medium distance shot.
2008/09 ACB League
1998-99 Pallacanestro Varese. LEGA Champion
2005-06 Unicaja. ACB Champion.
Puerto Rico National Team
1999 Panamerican Games. Puerto Rico National team. Bronze medal.
2001 Panamerican Games. Puerto Rico National team. Bronze medal.
2001 Central American Championship. Puerto Rico National team. Gold medal.
2003 Panamerican Games. Puerto Rico National team. Bronze medal.
2003 Tournament of the Americas. Puerto Rico National team. San Juan. Bronze medal.
2003 Central American Championship. Puerto Rico National team. Gold medal.