Dan Burt’s basketball got better today with the addition of a talented transfer from Western Pennsylvania.
The program announced Monday that Aniya Walker, a 6’2″ guard from Western Michigan, will be transferring to the Duquesne program.
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Walker, who’s from Ambridge, PA, comes from an extremely talented basketball family. Her father is Myron Walker, the all-time leading scorer at Robert Morris and her cousin is Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who’s from Hopewell and played at Maryland and was the sixth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft. She won a WNBA Championship with the Washington Mystics last season.
Under NCAA transfer rules, Walker can practice with the Dukes immediately and will be eligible to play the day following the last day of classes in the Fall 2020 semester. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.
“Aniya is a legitimate 6-2, long, athletic guard who has tremendous upside to her future basketball career,” said Burt. “With great effort and focus during her redshirt year, Aniya could be the next great player from a family that has developed many great basketball players. During the next year, Aniya will focus on weight training, individual player development and practicing with our scout team to prepare our current team for the A-10 conference games. We are very excited about the long-term potential of Aniya and what her future holds.”
At Ambridge, Walker was one of the best players in the WPIAL as she averaged 21.9 points and 15 rebounds per game during her senior season. Back in 2018, she also was invited and played in the USA Basketball 3-on-3 National Championships at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.