Penn State Basketball

Penn State basketball: Former Lady Lion Darling named to Ohio hall of fame

Former Penn State standout Helen Darling has been named to the next class for the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame class and will be one of 15 individuals to be enshrined next May.

Darling starred at Brookhaven High School and led her team to the 1995 State Championship before coming to Penn State where she became one of four players in school history to take home WBCA first-team All-America honors.

As a senior, Darling guided the Lady Lions to the 2000 Final Four and collected USA Today National Co-Player of the Year honors to go along with Big Ten Player of the Year accolades. She led the NCAA in assists during the 1999-2000 campaign, dishing out 7.83 assists per game.

She was later chosen by the Cleveland Rockers in the 2000 WNBA Draft. She played for 10 seasons with the Rockers, Minnesota Lynx, Charlotte Sting and San Antonio SilverStars. She tallied 1,307 points, 886 assists and 344 steals in her 10-year career.

Darling, who missed the 2002 WNBA season after having triplets, has authored seven children’s books about a mother and her triplets.