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Names In The Book: Danyel Parker

Danyel Parker- Clinton High School (1986-89)

            The Clinton native played an integral role in creating a 2-A basketball powerhouse in the late 1980’s.

            Parker led the Lady Dark Horses to three of four straight consecutive state championship game appearances- finally winning the title her senior year with future University of North Carolina standout Tonya Sampson. By the end of her career Danyel had cemented her place in the NCHSAA record books by setting numerous scoring marks. Among those records are per game career average (30.7), scoring as a freshman (690), single season (933) and still is the NCHSAA’s all-time leading scorer in the five-player game with 3,225 career points. After her high school career, she moved onto Raleigh where she played under the late Kay Yow at North Carolina State University.

           Parker was named to the "100 To Remember" list for North Carolina High School Athletic Association female athletes as part of the NCHSAA's centennial celebration and attended the gala.

            For her outstanding career, Danyel Parker has earned her spot as one of the “Names in the Book.”