Techsters Sign Nationally Ranked Walter
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).
Junior College: Played one year at Hutchinson Community College where she led the program to a 36-2 record and a No. 3 national ranking ... Averaged 13.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.8 steals per game while shooting 42 percent from the field, 37 percent from three-point and 77 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the junior college ranks by Bret McCormick's All-Star Girls Report ... Ranked as the No. 5 overall player in the junior college ranks by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... University of Arkansas: Played in 26 games getting five starts ... Averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds with 16 assists, 26 steals and two blocks ... Shot 32 percent from field, 17-of-56 from three-point line and 64 percent from free throw line ... Scored a career-high 26 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Arkansas' WNIT Tournament win at Oral Roberts ... High School: Lettered at Arkansas High School in Texarkana, Ark., where she played for coach Venture Watson ... Was a three-time all-conference selection and a two-time all-state pick for the Razorbacks ... Earned multiple all-tournament team honors and was named the offensive player of the year for the state of Arkansas as a junior ... Paced her high school team's return to the state tournament in 2008 after a 25-year drought ... Led the Razorbacks to a 20-2 record with 20.0 points-per-game and 12.0 rebounds-per-game as a junior ... A four-year letter-winner in volleyball and track and field ... Earned all-conference and all-state honors in volleyball and was selected to the all-star game as a senior ... Her junior track team won three consecutive state titles ... Personal: Daughter of Floyd and Yvonne Dockery ... Hasfive siblings: Edward, India, China, Alexis and Kameron ... Born Oct. 9, 1991.
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