Texas head coach Karen Aston, left, greets Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma before an NCAA college basketball game in the regional final of the women's NCAA Tournament on March 28, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. The Huskies are ranked No. 3 in this year's preseason AP Top 25 poll, and the Longhorns are No. 8. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Women's Basketball

Megan Walker, the nation’s No. 1 girls basketball recruit, picks UConn over Texas

Posted November 10th, 2016


Megan Walker, ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 girls high school basketball player in the nation, will continue her career at Connecticut.

Walker chose UConn on Thursday over Texas and Notre Dame.

Walker, who averaged 21.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while leading her team to its second consecutive state title last season, met with UT players and coaches during her recruiting trip to Austin in early September. The 6-1 wing from Monacan High, which is near Richmond, Va., attended the Texas-UTEP football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium.


As for her recruiting trail, Walker received 1,229 letters from 109 schools, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Texas sent her the most — 147.

Since September 2015, Walker has gotten home visits from 10 schools: UConn, Texas, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Auburn, James Madison, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Maryland. She took three official visits, to Texas, UConn and Notre Dame, all in September.

This was a hectic summer for Walker, a member of Team USA U18. Among the locations the team visited were Kazakhstan, Brazil and Chile.