A versatile player who can be deployed at multiple positions and played at every spot on the court in high school. Walker combines size and inside strength with the ability to knock down the mid-range shot as well as handle the ball. Walker possesses a strong move to the basket and has the length and speed to defend both on the block and on the perimeter.
Joe Tartamella on Walker:
"Jade could be the breakout player in our league and for our team. She is blessed with the ability to play inside with tremendous finishing ability and can step out and knock down jumpers as well. She has improved herself by getting in the best shape of her life and working on the defensive end. We look for her to have a great year."
As A Freshman in 2013-14:
Saw action in 31 games and averaged 12.5 minutes per game... Averaged 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game... Voted to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team... Notched double-figure scoring performances three times... scored two points and had a block in her collegiate debut against Quinnipiac (Nov. 20)... Grabbed four rebounds and scored three points at Florida (Nov. 26)... Scored six points and made a career-high three blocks against James Madison (Dec. 15)...Went 5-for-6 from the floor to score in double figures for the first time in her career against Creighton (Jan. 8)... Tallied eight points on a perfect 4-for-4 outing at DePaul (Jan. 11)... Finished with 13 points and three rebounds following a 5-of-7 shooting performance at Seton Hall (Feb. 1)... Knocked in a career-best six field goals for a career-high 14 points against Providence (Feb. 8)... Registered five points and three rebounds at Creighton (Feb. 23)... Averaged 7.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in five postseason games...Scored six points on a 3-for-4 shooting performance against Seton Hall (Mar. 9) in the BIG EAST Quarterfinals... Notched eight points and four rebounds against DePaul (Mar. 11) in the BIG EAST Finals... Scored nine points and grabbed five boards vs. USC (Mar. 22) in the NCAA First Round... Finished with eight points, three rebounds and four assists at Tennessee (Mar. 24) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
At DePaul Catholic (N.J.):
Named Passaic County's top player by The Star Ledger after averaging 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior ... scored 15.6 points per game as a sophomore and was named the JerseySportsNow.com Player of the Year while DePaul was named the website's Team of the Year ... transferred to DePaul after playing her first two seasons at Columbia High School ... played on a boys basketball team until seventh grade when she could not find a girls team to play on ... has played every position on the floor from point guard to center.
Daughter of Romy and Scott Walker... Has two siblings, Jaia Walker (23) and Joié Walker (21)... a sports management major... outside of basketball she enjoys dancing, shopping and laughing.