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.
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.