Athlete Danny Heater, born in Braxton County, on February 27, 1942, holds the national record for most points scored in a high school basketball game. He was a resident of Burnsville, and attended Burnsville High School. He scored 135 points in a varsity basketball game against Widen on January 26, 1960. Heater went on to receive an academic scholarship to attend the University of Richmond, where unfortunately he was never a starting player. Nevertheless, his record has stood for decades, and his feat is still a focus of community pride in the town of Burnsville. Heater lives in Germantown, Maryland.
This Article was written by Alan J. DeYoung
Last Revised on November 30, 2012
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DeYoung, Alan J. "Danny Heater." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 30 November 2012. Web. 27 November 2014.