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DeMya Walker #22 Forward

DeMya Walker
2012 Playoff Statistics
PPG0.5
RPG3.0
APG0.0
EFF +2.00

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2011 Highlights: Scored a season-high 12 points on two occassions…grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Indiana on July 29…started in five out of 20 games played…averaged 20.4 minutes per game…grabbed 4.0 rebounds per game…averaged 6.3 points per game… 2010 WNBA Season: Appeared in 31 games with two starts…Averaged 4.1 points…Had a season-high 13 points against Atlanta (7/30)…Reached double figures three times…Scored in 26 of 31 games.

2009 WNBA Season: Appeared in all 34 games for the Monarchs…Averaged 8.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while making 30 starts…Scored in double-figures in 14 games…Had a season-high nine made field goals against Connecticut (9/1)…Dished out a season-best five assists against Los Angeles (8/15) and blocked a season-high three shots against Minnesota (8/13).

2008 WNBA Season: Played in her first game of the season on Aug. 28th at Los Angeles after undergoing successful right knee surgery...Averaged 1.6 points in seven games...Had a season-high four points twice.

2007 WNBA Season: Averaged 8.8 points and 5.0 rebounds through five regular season games played…Started only five games before ending her season with a torn patellar tendon.
In The Playoffs: Did not play due to injury.

2006 WNBA Season: Averaged 9.3, points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game through 23 games played with eight starts…Sat out 11 games after giving birth to her daughter in April (5/20-6/21)…Recorded a season-high 16 points vs. Houston (8/1) and nine rebounds at Seattle (7/18).
In The Playoffs: Averaged 10.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in nine playoff games…Started all nine games…Tied a playoff career-high with 17 points at Detroit (8/30) and seven rebounds vs. Los Angeles (8/24).

2005 WNBA Season: Averaged 14.1 points on 53.4% shooting from the field, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 22 games played with 19 starts…Sat out 12 games due to a right knee injury (7/22-8/7 and 8/20-27)…Scored a career-high 24 points and made a career-high 11 field goals at Washington (6/26)…Recorded a season-high 12 rebounds and six assists at Connecticut (6/28)…Named as a reserve for the 2005 WNBA All-Star Game.
In The Playoffs: Averaged 10.2 on 50% shooting, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in six playoff games…Missed two playoff games due to a right knee injury (8/31-9/2)…Scored a playoff-high 14 points at Connecticut (9/15).

2004 WNBA Season: Averaged 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 34 games played, all started…Dished out a career-high seven assists against Washington (7/18/04) and vs. Washington (7/18)…Scored a season-high 19 points vs. Minnesota (5/22)…Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds on three occasions…Recipient of the 2003 WNBA Off Season Community Assist Award.
In The Playoffs: Averaged 11.8 points while shooting 55.6% from the field to go along with 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 blocks per game in six playoff games started…Scored a playoff career-high 17 points at Los Angeles (9/28)…Blocked a playoff career-high five shots vs. Seattle (10/1).

2003 WNBA Season: Averaged 9.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 34 games played with 21 starts…One double-double…Scored in double figures in 15 games…Scored a season-high 21 points against Seattle (7/26)…Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Minnesota (8/9).
In The Playoffs: Averaged 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in six playoff games started…Scored a then playoff-high 15 points at Houston (9/2).

2002 WNBA Season: Averaged 10.9 points and 5.0 rebounds in 31 games with 29 starts…Led team in both scoring and rebounding…Ranked 10th in the WNBA in field goal percentage, 12th in blocks per game and 13th in total blocks (154)…Recorded three double-doubles and scored in double figures 19 times…Scored a season-high 21 points against Minnesota (7/10)…Candidate for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award.

2001 WNBA Season: Played in 21 games while averaging 5.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game…Missed 11 games with a torn left Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)…Shot .440 from the field…Didn’t miss a shot in a loss to Sacramento on 8/8 (3-3 FG, 1-1 3FG, 2-2 FT)…Scored a season-high 12 points versus Phoenix (6/4).

2000 WNBA Season: Appeared in 30 of 32 games, averaging 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Totaled seven blocks, 17 steals and 19 assists on the season…Started one game for the Fire at Los Angeles (7/11), scoring three points and grabbing one rebound in seven minutes of play due to foul trouble…Dished out a season-high five assists against Washington (7/9).

Other Professional Experience: : Played for the Adelaide Lightning in Australia during the 2010-11 offseason, where she averaged 14.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15 games…Spent the 2009-10 offseason in China…Played for CCC Polkowice in Poland during the 2008-09 off-season…In three games and 55 minutes played, Walker tallied 15 points, nine rebounds, six steals and two assists…Played for Nadezhda in Russia during the 2007-08 off-season, averaging 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game…Played with CSKA in Samara, Russia for the third off-season in 2006-07, averaging 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds…Played seven games with VBM-SGAU during the 2005-06 off-season, averaging 11.3 points on 56.1% shooting and 3.7 rebounds per game…Played for two different teams during the 2004 off-season, first for Shougang in Beijing, China, where she averaged 20.6 points and 10.4 rebounds, and was also named a WCBLA All-Star, then for VBM-SGAU in Samara, Russia, during the latter part of the 2004 off-season, averaging 10 points and 4.8 rebounds per game…Played for Baltiskya Zevzda in St. Petersburg, Russia, during the 2003 off-season…Earned MVP honors as she helped her team win the 2004 FIBA Europe Cup and helped her team take third place in the Russian Basketball Championship…Averaged 17.6 points while shooting 51.8% from the floor and averaged 8.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals through 30 games…Also during the 2003 off-season, played four games with Wooribank Hansae in Seoul, Korea, for the 2003 FIBA Women’s World Cup and averaged 25 points, 15 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game…In addition, during the 2003-04 off season, played four games with Houston-based Everyone’s Internet, a college exhibition team, averaging 14 points and seven rebounds.

College: Holds the top four spots in the Virginia record books for blocked shots in a season, including 95 in 1998 to place her in the No. 1 spot…Also is Virginia’s all-time leader with 330 career blocks which currently ranks 20th in the NCAA record books…Averaged 13.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for her career…Virginia’s all-time leader in career field goal percentage (.557)…Her 1,583 points ranks her ninth in school history…Currently ranked among the ACC’s all-time career leaders in three statistical categories: blocks (first), rebounds (21st) and field goal percentage (17th)…Named the Cavalier of the Year in her senior year (1998-99 season) after leading the team in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots…Named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press (1999)…Kodak District All-America (1998 and 1999)…All-State selection by VaSID (1998) and Richmond Times-Dispatch (1998 and 1999)…Selected to the All-ACC First Team (1998 and 1999)…Named to the All-ACC Second Team (1997)…An ACC All-Freshman team honoree (1996).

Personal

Full name is DeMya (de-My-a) Chakheia Walker…Her daughter, Zachara Catherine, was born on April 11, 2006…Earned her degree from Virginia in government…Named to the 1995 All-American first team by Street & Smith’s, New Jersey High School Female Athlete of the Year, and Parade Magazine All-America Second Team as a high school senior…Established a Rancocas Valley High School record for career rebounds (851), rebound average (14.2 per game), most rebounds in a game (29), points in a season (675), and career points (1,546)…Daughter of Karolyn Charisse Sheppard and Reginald Walker, Sr….Has four brothers and one sister: Raason, Eddie, Reggie, Sheldon and Jena…Also has seven nieces (Keya, Taejah, Ayodele, Taeha, Kemi, Laila, & Olivia), and three nephews (Raason, Reggie Jr., & EJ)…Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc….Wants to be an attorney in mergers & acquisitions after her playing days are over.

Career Transactions

Added to the Mystics roster on July 25, 2011…Acquired by the Sun with the third pick in the 2009 WNBA Dispersal Draft…Selected by Sacramento as the fifth overall pick in the 2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft…Assigned to the Portland Fire as a free agent in 2000…Waived by the Minnesota Lynx on May 18, 1999…Assigned to the Minnesota Lynx on May 14, 1999.