Former San Beda Red Lions star player and NCAA MVP Sudan “Superman” Daniel passed away on Saturday.

/ 27 December 2020

The 33-year-old Daniel reportedly died due to an asthma attack day after spending the Christmas holidays in Calatagan, Batangas with the twins David and Anthony Semerad. 

An update on the Philippine Collegiate Champions’ League Facebook page shared that the basketball player died Saturday afternoon.

“The Philippine Collegiate Champions League would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family of former San Beda Red Lions player Sudan ‘Superman’ Daniel, who passed away earlier this afternoon,” it said.

Daniel was known to lead the historical San Beda Red Lions team to a perfect season and NCAA championship in its 86th Season.

Meanwhile, the 6-foot-7 center was also named the Season MVP and Finals MVP awards as the Frankie Lim-coached San Beda squad completed an 18-0 run with Jake Pascual, Dave Marcelo, and Borgie Hermida.

The American Daniel, however, suffered an ACL injury and missed the Red Lions’ title defense a season later.

After finishing his collegiate year in San Beda, Daniel remained in the country and served as an executive for Titan and later on became the voice for the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 tournaments for the past two years.

“Tomorrow is never promised. A San Beda legend forever,” Rome dela Rosa, Daniel’s former college teammate, wrote on Instagram.

“I just want to say thank you for always believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. We are going to miss you! I love you big bro!” dela Rosa, who is now with the Magnolia Hotshots in the PBA, said in a separate post.