This is Danberry's second time to win the prestigious award. The 5-foot-7 senior guard has led the Wampus Cats to a 24-6 record this season. She and her teammates will face Fayetteville in the Class 7A championship game tomorrow.
"To be a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year is an unbelievable accomplishment." says Conway Lady Cats Head Coach Ashley Nance. "I could not be more proud of Jordan and her ability to improve her game over the past three years. Jordan has grown into a leader on and off the floor and has not only developed into an unbelievable player but has helped develop her teammates."
Danberry averages 14.0 points, 4.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game. She was the MVP of the 2014 state title game, is a returning All-State selection and has been named to USA TODAY’s All-USA Arkansas First Team.
Danberry has maintained a 3.37 GPA in the classroom. She has volunteered locally on behalf of youth basketball camps and the Boys and Girls Club of Conway. She plans to play basketball at the University of Arkansas next fall.
The Gatorade Player of the Year award recognizes Danberry for her athletic excellence, academic achievements and exemplary character on and off the court. The honor distinguishes Danberry as Arkansas’s best high school girls basketball player.