Makayla Daniels - Women's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#43 Makayla Daniels

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



– Paradise Jam Reef Tournament MVP | 2022
– Paradise Jam Reef All-Tournament Team | 2022
– SEC Freshman of the Week | Nov. 19, 2019

3rd – Games Started (122)
7th – Three Point FG Made (179)
7th – Three Point FG Attempts (519)
7th – Free Throws Made (366)
9th – Free Throws Attempted (467)
9th – Free Throw Percentage (.784, 366-467)
10th – Points (1,463)
10th – Three Point Percentage (.345, 179-519)
10th – Games Started (34), 2022-23
12th – Minutes (1132), 2022-23
13th – Assists (313)

6th – Free Throws Made (129), 2022-23
7th – Free Throws Attempted (168), 2022-23
11th – 3-Point Field Goal Attempts (207), 2022-23
14th – Free throws Made (99), 2021-22
15th – 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (.367, 44-120), 2020-21
16th – 3-Point Field Goals Made (70), 2022-23
17th – Steals (56), 2022-23
18th – Steals Average (1.8), 2021-22
20th – Assists (98), 2022-23

AS A GRADUATE (2023-24)
Started in all 33 game appearances … Tabbed to the All-SEC Preseason Second Team, as voted by the league’s coaches … Led the team in 3-pointers made (57), 3-point percentage (.348) and steals (53) … Registered 23 double-digit scoring games to end her Arkansas career with 100 and had four 20+ point games … In the SEC, finished third in minutes/game (34.1) and ninth in 3-pointers/game (1.7) … For SEC only games, finished third in minutes/game (35.5), seventh in 3-pointers/game (1.9), 14th in free throw percentage (.750) and 20th in scoring (13.3) … In a single season at Arkansas, finished 10th in minutes (1124), 14th in minutes average, 19th in steals and 20th in 3-point attempts (164) … 40.4 FG%, 34.8 3FG%, 65.9 FT% … Commenced the season with 17 points and two steals vs. ULM … Tabbed to the Fort Myers Tip-Off All-Tournament Team after tallying 22 points off 5-of-10 from 3-point with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Wisconsin and had six assists vs. Marquette … Recorded 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists, five steals and one block at Florida … Registered 16 points off 6-of-10 shooting from the field at Alabama … Finished with 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block vs. Kentucky … Delivered a season-high 26 points off 8-of-12 shooting from the floor, 5-of-6 from beyond the arc and 5-of-5 from the line with three assists and two steals at Florida … Logged 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists at Texas A&M … Recorded 13 points, six rebounds and two steals vs. Auburn at the SEC Tournament … Finished her storied Arkansas career with 14 points, two rebounds and two assists vs. Tulsa at the WBIT.

AS A SENIOR (2022-23)
Started in all 34 games she appeared in … Paced the team in steals with 56 total, while also third on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game … Cracked top 10 in scoring at Arkansas, registering a career-high 449 of her points this season with 1,463 career points … Logged 27 double-digit scoring games and 12 4+ assists contests … In the SEC, finished sixth in 3-point percentage (.338), seventh in 3-pointers made per game (2.1) and minutes per game (32.4), eighth in free throw percentage (.768), 15th in steals (1.65) and 18th in scoring … 35.7 FG%, 33.8 3FG%, 76.8 FT% … Logged a near double-double of 19 points and nine rebounds against Tulsa … Won Paradise Jam Reef Tournament MVP in the U.S.V.I. after averaging 17.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game … Logged 21 points against Clemson … In return from injury, registered 12 points at No. 16 Creighton … Recorded 20 points while playing over 41 minutes against USF at the San Diego Invitational … Delivered the play of the year, the banked halfcourt shot at the buzzer vs. Vanderbilt to win the game, finishing that contest with 16 points … In that game against Vandy, her buzzer beater was the No. 1 play on Sportscenter, the Good Morning America Play of the Day, as well as featured on several national publications … Against Alabama, logged 13 points, six rebounds and five assists … Was on a tear at Vanderbilt to log her third career 30-point game with a season-high 31 points off 11-of-23 shooting … Finished with a season-high six assists at Georgia … Delivered 17 points at Mississippi State … Logged 17 points, three 3-pointers and three assists vs. Missouri in the SEC Tournament, following that up with 12 points against No. 1 South Carolina … Averaged 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists across the four Postseason WNIT games … Finished the season with a bang, logging back-to-back 21-point game contests vs. Texas Tech and at Kansas.

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 and 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 and 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 vs. Wright State.

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 and 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.

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.


  • Daughter of Wynetta and Kenny Daniels
  • Birthday is Dec. 29
  • Lived in Japan for seven years, as well as Arizona, North Carolina and Maryland (military family)
  • Graduated college in three years
  • Chose Arkansas because of the family, style of play and relationship with the coaching staff
  • Wears #43 because 7 is her favorite number (4+3=7)
  • Best place to eat in Fayetteville: Geraldi’s
  • Best spot on campus: Jones Center
  • Favorite WNBA teams: Las Vegas Aces and Atlanta Dream
  • Favorite movie: Princess and the Frog & The Little Mermaid
  • Passionate about her chicken tenders with ranch!
  • Best part about playing in the SEC: the competition
  • Favorite part about playing in BWA: the Hog Call