2016 - 2017 GATORADE
NATIONAL GIRLS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MEGAN
WALKER
GUARD
MONACAN HS
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VIRGINIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
25.5
POINTS PER GAME
7.5
REBOUNDS PER GAME
3.1
STEALS PER GAME
1.2
ASSISTS PER GAME

Athletic Excellence


The state's returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-1 senior guard had led the Chiefs to a 29-0 record and a berth in the Group 4A state championship game at the time of her selection. Walker averaged 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 1.2 assists through 29 games. A McDonald's High School All-American Game selection and a two-time Group 4A Player of the Year, Walker was a member of the USA Basketball Women's National Team that won the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Women's Championship. Rated as the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2017 by Blue Star Basketball Report, she entered the state final with 2,027 points in her prep basketball career.

Academic Achievement


Walker has maintained a weighted 3.83 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Connecticut beginning this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Monacan High Healthy Allies, a booster group that supports the school's Health and Physical Therapy Specialty Center, Walker has volunteered locally at a daycare center and as a youth basketball coach. She has also donated her time as part of multiple community-service initiatives through her church youth group. "Megan can do it all: score, pass, handle and defend," said Adam Layton, head coach of Midlothian High. "Megan could easily score 30-50 points a night, and she will if she needs to, but she is so unselfish as a player. She always tries to get others involved."