C-J wing and UConn recruit Samarie Walker had 22 points and 20 rebounds in Friday's win. (Photo by Nick Falzerano)
Tamika Williams, Megan Duffy, Maria Getty and Brandie Hoskins are all legendary names that have come out of the Dayton Chaminade-Julienne girls basketball program and some of the best players to ever come out of Ohio. C-J junior wing Samarie Walker, who has committed to UConn, is the next.
Tamika Williams, Megan Duffy, Maria Getty and Brandie Hoskins are all legendary names that have come out of the Dayton Chaminade-Julienne girls basketball program and some of the best players to ever come out of Ohio.
C-J junior wing Samarie Walker is the next.
The 6-1 Walker was named first-team All-Southwest District and was an All-Ohio Special Mention honoree last season averaging nearly a double-double with 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
She is currently considered the top prospect in the country for the Class of 2010 by ESPN.com’s HoopGurlz and is rated No. 2 in the country by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
"She is such a hard worker and is so passionate about the game," C-J head coach Marc Greenberg said. "She is determined to make herself as good of a player as she can be. It is hard not to focus on her enthusiasm for the game and her joy for the game."
Walker added: "I try to work on my game everyday whether it’s lifting weights or shooting around or working on ball-handling. I just continue to work hard to get better."
While polishing her game, Walker burned up the AAU circuit this past summer cementing herself as one of the top players in the country for the Class of 2010.
Following her successful summer, some of the top collegiate programs began taking notice and Walker committed to the University of Connecticut in mid-October selecting the famed Huskies over Rutgers.
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For more on Walker and her commitment to UConn, check out the full feature in the Fall issue of Ohio High magazine.