Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Daniels named SEC Freshman of the Week
Arkansas guard Makayla Daniels (43) drives to the lane Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, as she is pressured by Oral Roberts guard Rylie Torrey during the first half of play in Bud Walton Arena.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Makayla Daniels has been named SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
Daniels, a Frederick, Maryland, native, is the first Razorbacks freshman to earn the honor since Jailyn Mason in Jan. 2017.
Daniels averaged 20 points, three assists and two rebounds in Arkansas’ wins over Oral Roberts and Stony Brook last week. She scored a career-high 27 points on 8 of 11 shooting - 6 of 7 from 3-point range - against Oral Roberts.
The 27 points are the most by an Arkansas freshman since Jessica Jackson scored 31 against Ole Miss in Jan. 2014. Daniels is averaging 15.5 points and leads the Razorbacks in assists (3.3) and steals (1.8) per game this season.
Arkansas (4-0) returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Belmont at 7 p.m.
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