After four stellar years at Maryland, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is headed to the next level.
The senior was drafted No. 6 overall by the Washington Mystics in Thursday’s WNBA Draft.
With the 6th pick in the #WDraft17, the @WashMystics select Shatori Walker-Kimbrough! pic.twitter.com/K0hCmRxRH0— WNBA (@WNBA) April 13, 2017
Walker-Kimbrough was a three-time All-Big Ten selection, and was named a third-team AP All-American after averaging 18.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game this season.
She finished her career as Maryland’s most accurate three-point shooter, and was fourth all-time in scoring with 2,156 career points. Walker-Kimbrough also ranks in the top 10 in school history in steals, blocked shots, field goals and three-point field goals made and free-throw percentage.
Walker-Kimbrough’s game looks well-suited for the next level. The league has gotten more athletic over the past few years, and the senior as just as comfortable driving for an open layup as she is running in transition. The Mystics will be getting a player who has a great work ethic. Walker-Kimbrough was more of a slasher when she came to College Park, but became one of the best three-point shooters in college basketball.
She will be playing just 15 miles from the Xfinity Center, and will be joining Maryland legend Kristi Toliver, 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne, and three-point sniper Emma Meesseman. The latter three all ranked within the top four in the WNBA in three-point percentage, and Walker-Kimbrough gives the Mystics yet another option from beyond the arc.
The Mystics now have three former Terps on their roster, as they also signed Tianna Hawkins this offseason.