Men's Basketball adds to Class of 2013

Go Leopards! At 6-foot-10, Peter Daaleman will add some depth to the Leopards' frontcourt.
At 6-foot-10, Peter Daaleman will add some depth to the Leopards' frontcourt.

May 13, 2009

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette men's basketball team has added Peter Daaleman (Chapel Hill, N.C./East Chapel Hill) to the Class of 2013. Daaleman joins two recruits who committed during the early signing period in December.

The 6-foot-10 center comes from a family with great basketball tradition. His father, Tim, was the 1978-79 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and an All-Ivy selection in 1980-81 for Yale.

"Peter is very active and competitive, and he defends and rebounds extremely well," Lafayette head coach Fran O'Hanlon said. "We're thrilled to have him as part of the Leopard program."

Daaleman recorded several triple-doubles during his high school career, including a 13-point, 13-rebound and career-high 14-block performance against Southern Durham. He averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and five blocks per game.

In his senior year, he was selected to the Piedmont Athletic Conference First Team and the Herald Sun All-Area team and was named North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association District 6 All-Star and

Daaleman played for Ray Hartsfield at East Chapel Hill where his team advanced to the Pac 6 Conference Championship. He also played for the NC Gaters under former Notre Dame and University of North Carolina assistant coach and current NBDL Head Coach Bob MacKinnon.

Daaleman was also a member of the National Honor Society for three years while carrying a 4.14 weighted grade-point average. He performed as a bassist with the East Chapel Hill Chamber Orchestra and earned All-State Orchestra his freshman year.

Though the Leopards lost Lafayette's all-time three-point record holder Andrew Brown to graduation, they return four of last season's starters and many reserves that clocked considerable minutes.