JD's Jasmine Walker signs with Florida State

JD's Jasmine Walker signs with Florida State

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JD's Jasmine Walker signs with Florida State

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Jeff Davis senior Jasmine Walker, with All-State credentials, All-American potential and a state championship ring on her finger (and another maybe in her future), has a college, too.

Jeff Davis' Jasmine Walker grabs the rebound during the AHSAA Final 48 semi-final 6A game at the BJCC in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)

Jeff Davis’ Jasmine Walker grabs the rebound during the AHSAA Final 48 semi-final 6A game at the BJCC in Birmingham, Ala., on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)

Walker signed with Florida State on Monday.

“Florida State has a great team, a hard-working team and a great coaching staff,” Walker said. “I like the players there, and I know I’ll have a chance to go to the WNBA.”

Former Jeff Davis star Courtney Ward, who graduated from FSU in 2011 after a four-year career, witnessed Walker’s signing. Ward even brought an FSU shirt “in hopes” that Walker would choose the Seminoles.

“She had my heart beating like I was signing again,” Ward said. “I’m going to help her get to know (about FSU) as much as I can, but I know the family vibe that Florida State has will make sure  she’s taken care of anyways.”

Walker is a two-time All-State player and was one of the state’s top five players — in all classes — as a junior.

The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 15.9 points and 8.1 rebounds last season, leading the Vols to a 30-4 record and a Class 7A championship.

She had 23 points in JD’s 55-54 win over McGill-Toolen in the title game.

Walker is one of the top players in city history, according to retired G.W. Carver coach Michelle Simmons — the matriarch of girls basketball in the city — and Merlakia Jones, a 1991 G.W. Carver graduate who had a nine-year WNBA career.

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