Syriah Daniels is a Standout Player for the Hewitt-Trussville Girls Basketball Team
Syriah Daniels is an outstanding player for Hewitt-Trussville’s girls basketball team. She consistently fills up the stat sheet, and stands out on both offense and defense as one of its main forces.
She is the daughter of former Auburn University men’s basketball coach Marquis Daniels and Shana Askew and has received multiple scholarship offers from various programs.
Early Life and Education
Elias Daniels arrived from Syria in 1921 and settled in Monessen, Pennsylvania where he opened a pool hall on Donner Avenue – at that time an area rich in steel production with a significant concentration of Arab-speaking Christians living nearby.
Daniels’ exhibit centers around diary entries of children during the Holocaust and has proven incredibly popular with both students and families. She has received several honors, such as being recognized by Secretary of State Swanee Hunt with the Swanee Hunt Award for Advancing Women’s Role in Policy Formulation, serving as mentorship to young people considering public service careers; speaking Serbian fluently while holding various posts overseas as well as teaching Middle Eastern studies at several regional universities.
Daniels remains active in her community despite her illness, working alongside a group of people to raise funds for orphans in Haiti; she plans on returning there next summer once conditions have improved.
Reniya Kelly of Hoover earned a place on the 2023 Alabama High School Association (ASHWA) Super All-State team, consisting of the top five players from each classification in Alabama. Additionally, Leah Brooks from Hazel Green; Olivia Vandergriff from Guntersville; Chloe Seigel from Deshler; Jorda Crook from Ohatchee; and Ace Austin of Spring Garden earned all-state status as well.
Syriah Daniels is the daughter of former Auburn basketball standout Marquis Daniels, who currently serves on Auburn men’s coaching staff as director of player development. Syriah also currently attends Auburn High and plays both basketball and flag football; she has received scholarship offers from multiple programs.
Achievement and Honors
Syriah Daniels has received multiple Superior Honor awards during her career, such as the Secretary of State’s Swanee Hunt Award for advancing women’s role in policy formulation. She served in various overseas posts of the Foreign Service such as Desk Officer in Lebanon and Jordan and two tours in Operations Center. Furthermore, she serves on both boards – Indianapolis Bar Association as well as Coburn Place which offers transitional housing for domestic violence survivors; Krieg DeVault where she has represented public and private clients regarding internal investigations, homeland security matters, disaster preparedness planning strategies as well as strategic plans.
Syriah Daniels, daughter of former Auburn basketball standouts Shana Askew and Marquis Daniels, earned Class 7A all-state recognition as well as numerous scholarship offers during her high school basketball career. Additionally, she played on Southern Starz AAU team, flag football team at Auburn High and also participated in flag football games at school.
Askew-Daniels was diagnosed with the rare cancer ductal carcinoma in situ (CIS) in 2019. After surgery and 20 chemotherapy treatments, she thought her cancer had gone into remission; however, it returned several months later and eventually caused her death on April 5, 2019 at 44 years of age. She leaves behind her husband and two children as legacy.
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On 25 June 2017, Daniels signed for League One side Scunthorpe United on a 2+1/2-year contract, with an option for an extra year, following Sam Slocombe and James Severn being injured and both being unavailable to play.