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Former Wayne County standout and Miss Basketball, Daniel, transfers to Union

JACKSON, Tenn. - 4/24/2012 - The Union University women’s basketball team has signed former Wayne County High School standout Carly Daniel. Daniel is transferring from Belmont University where she sat out last season. She will enter Union this fall and will be a freshman in athletic standing.

“It is rare to get transfer with four years of eligibility left,” said Union head coach Mark Campbell. “Carly will have the opportunity to excel in our system. She can score inside and outside. Carly is comfortable being in an atmosphere where is competing for a championship every year. I am excited about coaching another player from Wayne County and watching her develop into a dominant post in our system.”

Daniel, a 6-foot-2 forward, was named Tennessee’s Miss Basketball as a senior at Wayne County in 2011. That season, Daniel led her team to the Class A state title with a 30-3 overall record. She led her team in points (18) and rebounds (7) as a senior, including 28 points and seven rebounds in the title game. Daniel was named MVP of the state tournament in 2011. She scored over 1,000 points in her career at Wayne County. Daniel added all-state, all-district and all-region honors to her list. She was also named the Times Daily 1A-3A Player of the Year in 2011.

Daniel will re-unite with a former Wayne County teammate, Kelsey Risner, at Union. Risner signed with Union earlier this season and will graduate from Wayne County in May.

Daniel is the daughter of John and Sherry Daniel.


Steven Aldridge
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