"DeMya is an experienced veteran who is familiar with our system, having played for several seasons in Sacramento. She is a skilled player, and we are looking for great things from her here in New York," said Whisenant.
Walker played a majority of her career with the Sacramento Monarchs including four seasons under Coach Whisenant (2003-06). She earned her first All-Star honor as a reserve in 2005 and capped off the season with a WNBA Championship. Walker averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the championship campaign. Over her career, Walker has started more than half of her 302 games played, averaging 7.6 points, 1.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds.
"I'm really excited and anxious to join the New York Liberty. The chance to play with Cappie (Pondexter) and Plenette (Pierson), as well as playing again with Kara (Braxton) and Nicole (Powell), was something I couldn't pass up. I know the staff very well and I know under their guidance winning a championship is inevitable. I can't wait to get started. Go Liberty!" Walker said.
Conditions of the contract were not released, per team policy.
The 2012 WNBA Draft will be held on Mon., Apr. 16 at 2:00 p.m. on ESPN2. Liberty fans will be able to purchase single game tickets on Monday, Apr. 16 at noon. Season tickets and partial plans are still available for purchase by calling 212-465-6766 or by visiting NYLiberty.com.
The Liberty will call Prudential Center home for the second of three seasons in 2012 while Madison Square Garden continues its historic, top-to-bottom Transformation. Prudential Center is a convenient 15 minutes away from The Garden by train.
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