May 15, 2013
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon announced that the Lady Techster basketball program has signed junior college point guard Christassia Walter to a national letter of intent.
The 5-foot-8-inch Walter is ranked as the No. 2 ranked player in the junior college ranks by Bret McCormick's All-Star Girls Report and the No. 5 ranked played by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
"Christassia brings more scoring from the perimeter to our team," said Weatherspoon. "She is a player who plays with a tremendous amount of confidence and has the ability to bring out the best of everybody around her. She is a mature basketball player who can score in a variety of ways. She has a motor that never stops, and she possesses great work ethic. She will be an exciting player for our fans to watch, and we are extremely happy to have her with us."
Walter originally signed with the University of Arkansas after a stellar prep career at Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Arkansas where she was a two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference honoree.
During her one season in Fayetteville, Walter played in 26 games for the SEC Razorbacks where she averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 32 percent from the field, 64 percent from the free throw line and 17-of-56 from the three-point line. She scored a career-high 26 points in Arkansas' WNIT contest against Oral Roberts at the end of her freshman campaign.
This past season Walter led Hutchinson Community College to a 36-2 record and a No.3 national ranking among Division I junior college teams as she averaged 13.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.8 steals per game. She shot 42 percent from the field, 77 percent from the free throw line and 37 percent from the three-point line for the season.
Walter joins three early signees for the Lady Techsters in guard JaQuan Jackson (Harker Heights HS), center Kevione Moten (Ouachita HS), and forward Brandi Wingate (Northwest Florida State).