Talented shooter and improving defender. Voted team co-captain last season as a junior. Originally signed with St. Bonaventure in fall 2002, but was released from his commitment after a coaching change.
Played in 29 games without a start, averaging 18.1 minutes ... Made 46.1 percent of his 3-pointers (35-of-76) ... Hit 94.1 percent (32-of-34) from the free-throw line ... Tied a career-high with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, against Alabama A&M (12/17) ... Netted 13 points at South Carolina (2/25) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played in 33 games without a start, averaging 13.2 minutes ... Posted a career-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, against Central Michigan (12/20) ... Made a career-high five 3-pointers and dropped in 15 points against Dayton (12/29) ... Led Vanderbilt in steals four times, in assists and blocks twice and scoring once ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Played in 29 of 33 games without a start, averaging 7.9 minutes ... Made 42.6 percent of his 3-point attempts (20-of-47) ... Hit go-ahead 3-pointer against Kentucky (1/31/04) with 2:20 remaining to help propel the Commodores to a 66-60 victory ... Scored a season-high 12 points on a season-high four 3-pointers at TCU (1/3) ... Produced 11 points and four rebounds with three treys against Lehigh (12/30) ... Recorded six points against Tennessee State (12/10), including two 3-pointers ... Posted five points against UT-Martin, making one 3-pointer and two free throws.
Bishop Chatard High School:
McDonald's All-America nominee ... Was the first player from his high school to be selected for the Indiana High School All-Stars team that annually plays the Kentucky High School All-Stars ... Finished his four-year career with 1,116 points ... As a senior, led his high school to a 22-2 record and the school's first 3A state championship... Averaged 18.8 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals per game as a senior for the Trojans ... As a senior, was named Associated Press All-State, Indianapolis Star First Team All-State, Hoosier Basketball Magazine First Team All-State, Indianapolis Star Player of the Year, Star North Player of the Year, All-City First Team and Class 3A State Finals MVP ... As a junior, averaged 16.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists while leading his high school to a 14-9 record and a state sectional championship ... Also as a junior, was named named First Team All-State and All-City by both the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis Coaches Association ... Also as a junior, was named Second Team All-State by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and All-City Second Team ... Earned MVP honors at the 2002 Ohio Cage Classic Tournament and helped lead his AAU squad to the adidas Big Time Tournament ... Named team captain as a senior and was a two-time team MVP and Player of the Year ... Coached in basketball by Dan Archer ... Earned two varsity letters in soccer.
Full name is Daniel Robert Cage ... Nickname is "D.C." ... Born Jan. 5, 1985 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Vickie Bastnagel and Keith Cage ... Stepmother is Missi Cage ... Stepfather is Phil Bastnagel ... Has five siblings, including brothers Greg (20), Ramiro (12) and Alex (7) and sisters Brittany (16) and Maria (6) ... Alex and Maria were adopted from Guatemala ... Brother, Greg, plays basketball at Alabama ... Majoring in economics ... Was the first basketball player named to the Indiana All-Stars from Bishop Chatard High School (18.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg as a senior) ... Five high school classmates who play Division I athletics include: Ryan Baker (football at Purdue), Tony Barnes (baseball at Butler), Mike Dury (baseball at Notre Dame), A.J. Prickel (baseball at Purdue), Marques Presley (football at Western Kentucky) ... Named Academic All-State by the Kiwanis Club, Indianapolis Star, Associated Press and Coaches Poll ... Advice to youngsters: "Work hard, play hard, pray hard" ... Chose Vanderbilt over Rhode Island, Utah and West Virginia.