Makayla Daniels - Women's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#43 Makayla Daniels

43 | G | Sr. | 5-8 | Frederick, Md. | Frederick HS

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HONORS

– SEC Freshman of the Week | Nov. 19, 2019

AS A JUNIOR (2021-22)
Morphed into a vocal team leader in her third season, starting 28 games … Averaged 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.8 steals, 30.1 minutes per game … All of those marks were career-bests … Led the team on the glass from the point guard spot …  41.0 FG %, 29.6 3FG %, 79.2 FT % … 18 games scoring in double figures, five games scoring 20+ … Joined Arkansas’ 1,000 point club against Utah, the 31st Razorback to ever top the 1K mark … Led the team in steals for the second straight season, nabbing 50 of them this season … 13th in the SEC in steals per game … Recorded her first-career double-double in Arkansas’ win over Missouri in the SEC Tournament, going for 13 points and 14 rebounds … Was crucial in Arkansas’ upset of #12 LSU, filling up the stat sheet with 20 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals … Scored 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds and nabbed two steals in Arkansas’ home win vs. Missouri …  Dropped in 18 points and five assists in the Hogs’ road win against Alabama … Played arguably the best game of her career in a loss to Creighton, scoring 34 points on 11 of 17 shooting … Hit five of six threes in that game … Joined Shameka Christon, Alexis Tolefree and Chelsea Dungee as the only Hogs since 2000 with multiple 30-point games in a season, as she also had 32 against Cal … Scored 18 points against Utah in the NCAA Tournament.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2020-21)
Continued her ascent as a sophomore, starting all 28 games at the lead guard spot for Arkansas … Averaged 11.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.5 steals, 28.6 minutes per game … 39.5 FG %, 36.7 3FG %, 80.4 FT % … 19 games scoring in double figures, one game scoring 20+ … Led the team in steals, nabbing 41 of them this season … Had 25 steals in conference only games, sixth-best in the SEC … 14th in the SEC in steals per game … Tallied three or more steals in four games … Dished four or more assists in four games … Held UConn star Christyn Williams to just 16 points in her return to Arkansas … Routinely guarded wings much bigger than her, including Rhyne Howard and Aijha Blackwell … Brought the Hogs back on the road at Auburn, scoring nine straight in the fourth quarter … Scored 16 points against Texas A&M at home … Had a season-high 21 points against Maryland in the Gulf Coast Showcase … Nearly double-doubled in the regular season finale, scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds against Alabama … Scored 11 points in Arkansas’ historic win versus UConn … Went for 11 points on 3-5 shooting in her NCAA Tournament debut.

AS A FRESHMAN (2019-20)
Made an instant impact as a true freshman, starting all 32 games for the Razorbacks … Averaged 9.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 22.5 minutes per game … 49.5 FG %, 44.6 3FG %, 77.9 FT % … 12 games in double figures, two games with 20+ … Went for a career-high 27 points against Oral Roberts, shooting 8-11 in that game, including 6-7 from three… That was the most points by an Arkansas freshman since 2014 … Had 21 points in just 25 minutes two games later against Belmont … Nabbed a career-high five steals in Arkansas’ win over Kansas State … Went for 19 points and four steals against Florida  … Played hero in Arkansas’ dramatic win over Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal, leading the team in scoring (13 points) while guarding All SEC guard Chennedy Carter … Averaged 7.9 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals per game in SEC play… Her four games this season with 4+ steals is the most on the team … Dished four or more assists seven times during her freshman season.

PRIOR TO ARKANSAS

Named Maryland’s Miss Basketball following her senior season at Frederick High School, averaging 21.4 points per game … All-time leading scorer (boy or girl) for the Cadets … Earned Maryland Basketball Coaches Association All-State First-Team honors as a junior … Paced the Cadets to the Class 3A state title as a sophomore and as a junior … Scored 47 points in the championship game as a sophomore … Dropped 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the final game in 2018 … Scout’s Take: “Skilled floor-leader with combo-game … Confident, handles in transition, reads pressure and executes … Reads spacing in half-court game, delivers off the dribble in mid-range game to the arc … Leadership qualities, toughness.” …  Chose Arkansas over Iowa, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Marshall, Delaware, Richmond and Saint Joseph’s.