Senior Forward Jasmine Walker Declares for the WNBA Draft
Jasmine Walker's time in Tuscaloosa has officially come to an end. The senior forward announced her decision to enter the WNBA Draft on social media Tuesday afternoon.
Walker transferred to Alabama in 2017 after one season at Florida State. During her career, Walker made 21 career double-doubles, holds Alabama's single-game scoring record (41), third in single-season three-point percentage (42.2%) in 2020-21 and third in career three-point percentage (37.4%). Walker was named SEC Player of the Week after her record-breaking game against Auburn and named a finalist for the Katrina McClain Award.
The Montgomery native will participate in the 2021 State Farm College 3-Point Championship on Thursday, April 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ESPN 2 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The championship invites only 24 of the elite men and women three-point shooters from across the country. Walker has been top of the SEC and top 20 nationally in every category. Walker's 78 threes kept her at the top of the conference and ranked ninth nationally with a 39.8% efficiency from the long-range.
In the post, Walker thanked her coaches, teammates, and Bama fans for their support as she prepares to make her dream a reality.
"The way last season ended was tough. We had a great run down the stretch and were on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999," Walker stated. "After everything ended so abruptly, we made a pact to not leave anything to chance this year...I'm so proud of this team and all that we were able to accomplish together."
The latest mock draft from ESPN's Mechelle Voepel projects Walker to go to the Minnesota Lynx as the ninth overall pick. The WNBA Draft will start with the first three rounds on Thursday, April 15, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on ESPN.