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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UConn signee Megan Walker a finalist for Naismith Player of Year award

UConn incoming freshman Megan Walker is one of five finalists for the Naismirh Girls High School Player of the Year award.

Walker, a senior forward at Monacan High School, is averaging 25.9 points, 7.7 reboinds, 1.4 assists, 3.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots per game with six 30-point games and five double-doubles.

Texas commit Reliah Boothe,Louisville signee Dena Evans and Tennessee recruits Anastasia Hayes and Evina Westbrook are the other finalists.

The winner will be named on March 9.

If Walker wins that would mean that four of the last seven winners were UConn signees. Katie Lou Samuelson won the award when she was a senior as did Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Former Huskies Maya Moore (a two-time winner), Ann Strother, Diana Taurasi and Tamika Williams are also former winners of the award.

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