Hale makes case for greatest basketball player in CMU history

March 3, 2018

DaJonee Hale basketball

DaJonee Hale

Jeff Sherman has coached basketball at Central Methodist for 32 years, so it’s safe to assume he knows Eagles hoops history better than anyone.

When it comes to the debate of who the greatest basketball player in Central Methodist history is, Sherman said the conversation starts and stops with women’s star Nene Hale of Anchorage.

Hale only reaffirmed that notion after scoring a women’s record 50 points in a 91-81 victory over Grand View during the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals in Fayette, Missouri.

Afterwards, Sherman called Hale the GOAT – Greatest Of All-Time.

“She may easily be the most dominate basketball player in [school] history male or female,” he said of Twitter.

It’s worthy praise for a player that seems to deliver record-breaking performances on a daily basis. In the last month she’s re-written the record book with her superb scoring skills.

The two-time All-American already owned the career scoring record with 1,988 points and added single-game records for points [50], field goals [17] and free throws [17].

Hale, of Houston High fame, was recently named Heart of America Conference player of the year. This year she’s also been named conference player of the week five times and NAIA national player of the week twice. And she could win both awards again this week.

She leads the country in scoring at 28.5 points per game and has led her team to 13 consecutive victories.