Kentucky Women’s Basketball Signs 6-4 Post Player Janae Walker
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky women’s basketball program inked a 6-4 post player to its incoming class during the spring signing period, it was announced by head coach Kyra Elzy on Sunday. Janae Walker, a Tyrone, Georgia, native, will join the program as a freshman in 2023-24.
6-4 | Post Player | Tyrone, Ga. | Sandy Creek High School
Walker, a 6-4 prospect who plays for Sandy Creek High School and Hoop Dreams Athletics, is a mobile post player that is tough under the basket. While she is best known for her rebounding and shot blocking, she is also acknowledged for her ability to run the floor well. Walker can score from all three levels, as evident by her 1,000-plus career points at Sandy Creek.
During her senior season at Sandy Creek, she averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game and a career-high 14.8 rebounds per game, while she had an impressive 17 straight double-doubles on the season. She finished second in the state in scoring and third in double-doubles.
Walker also added a career-best 2.3 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.2 assists per game in 2022-23. During her final year for the Patriots, she made 136 of her 254 attempts from the field for 53.5 percent shooting.
Walker led the Patriots to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Region 5 Championship title, scoring 24 points in a 51-46 triumph in February. For her impressive senior season, Walker was named the GHSA Class 3A Best Rebounder, GHSA Class 3A Region 5 Player of the Year and Fayette County’s All-County Player of the Year.
The Wildcat signed with Kentucky over Southern California, Syracuse and Wisconsin.
Elzy on Walker:
“The Big Blue Nation is going to love Janae. She is an ambitious, focused and talented player who is ready to get right to work. She is a competitor and plays with a chip on her shoulder, which will fit the personality of this team. Janae has great size, athleticism and versatility, which will help make us more dynamic in the post. The coaching staff and I are thrilled to have Janae in Lexington this summer!”
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