April 7, 2016 - by
Jasmine Walker Named Alabama’s Miss Basketball 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Five-star forward/center Jasmine Walker of Jeff Davis High School was honored on Wednesday night as Alabama’s Miss Basketball as selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in Montgomery, Ala. Walker led Jeff Davis High to back-to-back Class 7A state titles and is part of FSU Women’s Basketball’s fourth-rated 2016 signing class as labeled by ESPNW.

Rated as the No. 23 prospect in the country, Walker (Montgomery, Ala.) averaged 19.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game as a senior. The 6-foot-3 player led her high school to a 25-6 overall record this past season.

The Florida State signee also received the Class 7A Player of the Year on Wednesday by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. She is a three-time first-team all-state pick and recently competed at the Alabama-Mississippi Game.

The Seminoles have had recent success in bringing in top talent from the state of Alabama. Current sophomore and All-ACC First Team selection Shakayla Thomas was named Miss Alabama Basketball in 2014. Former point guard Courtney Ward (2007-11) is also a fellow Montgomery native and Jeff Davis High graduate who enjoyed a strong career at FSU.

 

Jasmine Walker Named Alabama’s Miss Basketball 2016

 

Walker joins a talented signing class that also includes five-star players Nicole Ekhomu (No. 19 overall; Guard; Bolingbrook, Ill.), A’Tyanna Gaulden (No. 21 overall; Guard; Ocilla, Ga.) as well as Nausia Woolfolk (No. 53 overall; Guard; Fort Valley, Ga.) and Iho Lopez (Forward; Spain).

Walker was named first team Super State as a junior in 2015, and was a second team 6A all-state selection in 2014. Previously she was an honorable mention winner as a freshman in 2013.

During her sophomore campaign, Walker averaged 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds for Jeff Davis, and was also named the Central Regional most valuable player.

Walker came back just as strong for her junior season, averaging 15.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while leading her high school to a Class 7A title. In a championship win over McGill-Toolen, she scored 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and had four steals.

Her strong junior season in 2014-15 also got her a spot on the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A first team, and she was a player of the year finalist. Because of her great play in the postseason last year, she earned Class 7A All-Tournament MVP.

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