Arkansas senior Makayla Daniels nets preseason second-team All-SEC honors

If the Arkansas women’s basketball team wants to reach expectations in 2023-24, the Razorbacks will need their senior leader.

The SEC’s coaches are figuring she will provide.

Makayla Daniels was named second-team All-SEC on Tuesday by the league’s coaches. Daniels averaged 13.2 points per game while chipping in a team-leading 56 steals and another 98 assists from her shooting guard spot. Tuesday’s announcement marked the second time Daniels earned the honor as she was named to the same team at the beginning of last season, too.

She is set to re-write the Arkansas record books in her final season with the Razorbacks, too. Daniels is 10th on the school’s all-time scoring list and already third in school history in starts with 122. She’s seventh in 3-pointers and free throws and 13th in assists.

Her team was picked seventh in the preseason coaches poll. The league’s media picked Arkansas sixth in their poll last week.

“These polls get fans talking a couple weeks before everyone opens their season,” coach Mike Neighbors said. “Finishing in the top half of the SEC has means you hear your name on the Selection Sunday Show in March. That’s what we will be focusing on between now and then.”

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire