|Walter “Stinky” Daniels is one of the finest high school basketball players to ever come out of the city of Macon. Playing for the legendary Don Richardson at basketball power Southwest High School he was a member of the 1973 state championship team and then led the Patriots to the 1975 title.
Following his high school career he signed a basketball scholarship with the University of Georgia where he earned All SEC honors for three seasons, two times under John Guthrie and his senior year, when he was team captain, for Hugh Durham. He led Georgia in scoring as a junior with a 16.4 per game average and also as a senior with a 21.9 average. He finished his career with 1,679 points and 299 assists which were both UGA records at the time.
He was drafted by the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers in the third round in 1980 but never played for that team, however he did play briefly abroad.
He was chosen to the 2011 SEC basketball Legends Class and was honored at the league’s basketball tournament along with representatives of the 11 other schools in the conference.