Frederick High School guard MaKayla Daniels has officially signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her education and basketball career at The University of Arkansas. Surrounded by a swarm of family, friends, and supporters the senior signed this afternoon in the Sabre Center at Frederick High School.
The ceremony started with Daniels being honored for her work ethic by the United States Coast Guard.
Teammates and coaches both past and present spoke at the event and each echoed the same sediments. Each commenting on how Daniels has reached great heights of success but manages to remain humble. Frederick High School Athletic Director Keivette Hammond called Daniels “the most humble student-athlete she has ever met”. Cadet Girls Basketball Head Coach Ashley Bush said that MaKayla’s work ethic is what sets her apart and challenged those younger student-athletes in the crowd to use today’s event as motivation for themselves. “She’s one of two players that I ever had to tell to leave the gym” Bush stated, when explaining Daniel’s hard work, no nonsense approach to basketball. Hannah Layman a fellow senior and teammate of the Cadets all time leading scorer expressed how she knows she will go on to do great things. Perhaps the best and most obvious quote came from Daniel’s middle school basketball coach Danny Miller, who simply called MaKayla “A champion.”
Daniels being her always modest self was brief in her statement simply thanking everyone from her family to her trainers. The future Razorback has lead Frederick High School to back to back MPSSAA State Championship.
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