Women's Basketball

JadaWalker

  • position Guard
  • height 5-7
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Richmond, Va.

Energetic and talented point guard that should add immediate depth to the 2021-22 roster … Plays the game hard and the right way as a coach’s daughter … Aggressive on both ends of the floor and loves to play up-tempo … Chose Kentucky over Michigan, Arizona, NC State and Mississippi State.

  • All-SEC Freshman Team (league coaches)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 22, 2022)

2021-22 (Freshman)
Played in 31 games with 22 starts and had a great rookie season … Averaged 10.4 points per game with 3.0 rebounds per game … Second on the team with 47 steals, while she was third with 64 assists … Went 33-for-93 from long range during the season … Scored first ever 10+ point game in second career game vs. North Alabama with 13 points … Scored first 15+ point game in third career game against Indiana, scoring 16 points with an assists and two steals … Scored a then-career-high 18 points in game vs. DePaul … Earned three 3-pointers in win over Georgia, her most 3-pointers in a game in her Kentucky career … Had 12 points with two 3s, four rebounds, two assists and three steals against Florida …  Got a career-best amount of steals vs. Auburn with 5 ..  Scored a career-high 21 points and four 3s against LSU … Earned a career-high seven rebounds against South Carolina at home … Named SEC Freshman of the Week for performances at Miss. State, Vanderbilt and Arkansas, totaling 35 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals … Had nine points with three assists, hitting a 3 at Mizzou … Scored 15 points and got a career high nine rebounds against Auburn … Her nine rebounds against Auburn led the team … Tied career high single-game points with 21 and earned eight rebounds against Mississippi State in her first SEC Tournament game … Had 16 points against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinals with six rebounds, two assists and two 3s … Had 11 points in Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament game vs. Princeton with two rebounds and three assists … Also had a career-high six steals agianst Princeton.

High School
A four-star guard by ESPN.com which ranked her the 18th best point guard and 87th overall player in the 2021 class … Received universal praise for her strong play as ESPN.com evaluated her at Nike Nationals in 2019 as a “confident game manager that executes in half-court game; left-handed playmaker knocks down jumpers with range to the arc; elusive off the dribble, penetrates and finds a way to the rim, takes contact and finishes plays, gets to the stripe; brings consistency, toughness to the back court; clock manager, basketball IQ” ,,, Breakout junior season at Henrico High School averaging 26.3 points and 5.9 steals per game while hitting 54 percent from the field … Led the Warriors to the Class 5 Region B championship game and a berth in the state tournament in 2020 … As a sophomore at New Hope Academy in Landover Hills, Maryland, she helped her team defeat the top-two ranked teams in the nation at GEICO High School Basketball Nationals where she was named the MVP … Averaged 23 points, three steals and five assists per game at New Hope and gained USA Today All-Maryland First-Team honors in the process … As a freshman at Highland Springs High School, she averaged 19.3 points, 6 assists, 5 steals and 4 rebounds per game, earning all-metro and all-state honors … Other accomplishments include being named to the Nike Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team in 2018 and surpassing the 1,000-point mark as a sophomore … Honor roll student and member fo the National Honors Society.

Personal
Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio … Parent(s): AnnMarie Gilbert and Jon Walker … Siblings: Brother, Jaden Walker … Shooting Hand: Left … Major: Sports management.

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