- position Forward
- height 6-4
- class Freshman
- Hometown Tyrone, Ga.
- High school Sandy Creek High School
- Major Biology
Tough, back-to-back post player that is mobile with great hands … Strong rebounder and shot blocker… Can run the floor well … Can score from the high post and has range to the 3-point line … The Wildcat signed with Kentucky over Southern California, Syracuse and Wisconsin.
Janae Walker, a 6-4 prospect who played for Sandy Creek High School and Hoop Dreams Athletics, was a mobile post player that was tough under the basket in high school … While she was best known for her rebounding and shot blocking, she was also acknowledged for her ability to run the floor well … Walker scored 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 as a senior in February 2023 … 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.