Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, senior, guard, No. 32
Stats: 71 games, 11.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.4 spg
High School: Hopewell
Hometown: Aliquippa, PA
How'd She Get to College Park?
Shatori was ESPN's 6th-ranked wing (43rd overall) in the class of 2013, but she also was recruited to play volleyball and run track in college. However, after an unofficial visit to Maryland, she knew it was the school for her.
Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2015 Spokane regional after scoring 18 second-half points and leading the Terps with 24 overall in their 65-55 win against Duke. She was 10-15 from the field that night, and also tallied three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal. She followed that up with a 12-point, 7-rebound performance against Tennessee in the Elite 8.
Walker-Kimbrough takes another leap in her junior season, becoming a deadly weapon on both sides of the ball. She leads the team in both scoring and steals.
After averaging just over 17 minutes a game off the bench as a freshman, Shatori started 36 games last season. She was Maryland's third-leading scorer in 2014-15, but the top two (Lauren Mincy and Lexie Brown) are gone. Walker-Kimbrough should fit very well into Brenda Frese's deep rotation, as she can play in both small and big lineups. Barring a catastrophe, she'll be putting up big numbers all season long.
This player shares a first initial and last name with a couple of former men's team targets.
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