Prospect Profile: Markel Walker
Throughout the 2012-13 offseason, SASilverStars.com will profile an athlete eligible for selection in the 2013 WNBA Draft. Scheduled for Monday, April 15, the 2013 WNBA Draft will make history as the world’s top female basketball prospects will be selected live on prime time television for the first time in the league’s 17-year history. Coverage and analysis of the first round will air live on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. CT from ESPN in Bristol, Conn.
San Antonio holds four selections in the 2013 WNBA Draft – one first round, two second rounds and one third round. The Silver Stars have the No. 8 overall pick as well as the No. 16, No. 20, and No. 32 selections.
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
A two-time All-Pac 12 selection, Walker was one of just three Pac-12 athletes to average a double-double during her junior season. As a junior, she led the conference in rebounds per game (11.0), while notching a career-best 14.9 scoring average.
Thirteen games into her senior season, Walker leads the Pac-12 in assists per game (5.31) and steals per game (3.62) while leading UCLA in scoring average (13.4) and rebounds per game (8.6).