Lady Vols Add Western Michigan Grad Transfer

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    The Lady Vols basketball program announced the signing of Western Michigan graduate transfer Jordan Walker on Friday afternoon. Walker will be a redshirt junior this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

    “Jordan brings experience at the guard position and provides us much-needed depth on the perimeter,”Lady Vols head coach Kellie Harper said in a press release. “She is a terrific addition to the rest of our roster, as she can knock down the open shot, create off the bounce and distribute the ball. I was impressed with her level of maturity, and I am excited for her to be a part of our family.”

    The 5-foot-8 guard was Western Michigan’s leading scorer last season. Walker averaged 16.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.1 steals per game while shooting 39 percent on field goals and 32 percent on three-pointers. She led WMU in minutes played (1,007), scoring (495 points), field goals made (185), three-point field goals made (66), and steals (65). She was second on the team in rebounds (191) and third in free throws made (59) and assists (76). Walker’s performance earned her All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) Third Team accolades for the 2019-20 season.

    She finished fourth in the MAC in steals (65), sixth in steals per game (2.1) and three-pointers made (66), and ninth in points per game (16.0) and three-pointers made per game (2.1).

    Walker signed with Western Michigan out of Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Michigan.

    During her career with the Broncos, Walker averaged 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.8 steals. She scored in double figures during 38 of 64 games, and she started 54 of those contests. Walker was considered the co-Most Improved Player her freshman season after averaging 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.6 steals, while starting 23 of 33 games.

    Walker is the second graduate transfer Kellie Harper has brought in this offseason. Harper brought in Liberty grad transfer forward Keyen Brown earlier this offseason. Walker and Brown will be key veteran pieces after the program lost Lou Brown to graduation and both Jazmine Massengill and Zaay Green to the transfer portal.

    Tennessee now has five newcomers to Harper’s second Lady Vol squad. In addition to Walker and Brown, Harper signed three freshman in four-star guard Destiny Salary, four-star guard/forward Tess Darby, and international guard prospect Marta Suarez.

    Ben McKee
    Ben McKee is a graduate from the University of Tennessee and has a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He grew up an Army brat and lived in Alabama for a bit, but he bleeds orange. He covers Tennessee football, basketball, baseball, and the Lady Vols for RTI, and he's also a co-host on the RTI Live Show and RTI Podcast. You can also hear Ben on the morning sports radio show "The Swain Event." He's the producer and co-host along with former Vol wide receiver Jayson Swain.