UConn recruit Megan Walker named Naismith Player of the Year

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In addition to all her high school honors, Megan Walker also struck gold with Team USA over the summer at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Megan Walker already has the kind of trophy case that will hold its own against the best of them when she arrives on the UConn campus. On Tuesday, she added another important piece to her collection.

The three-time state champion at Monacan (Virginia) has been named the Naismith Player of the Year after averaging 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game during her undefeated senior season. The award comes a day after she was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year for the second season in a row and four days after she scored 35 points to lead her team to the state title.

Past winners of the Naismith award include Jackie Young (2016), Katie Lou Samuelson (2015), Breanna Stewart (2012), Maya Moore (2007), Candace Parker (2003) and Lisa Leslie (1990).

Walker, a 6-foot-1 shooting guard and the No. 1 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, is scheduled to play in the McDonald's All American Games later this month in Chicago. She scored her 2,000th career point earlier this month.

Tennessee recruit Evina Westbrook, the No. 2 prospect in the Top 100, was named the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year last week. The Gatorade National Player of the Year will be announced later this week.

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