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HCA: Women’s hoops lands exciting recruit from New Zealand

Charlisse Leger-Walker follows older sister to Pullman

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Good news for the WSU Cougar women’s basketball team as a family connection helped coach Kamie Etheridge land a top international player. Charlisse Leger-Walkeris a 5-foot-10 guard of Waikato New Zealand signed a letter of intent with WSU on Wednesday. She is the youngest player to ever play for the New Zealand National Women’s Basketball Ball team.

Leger-Walker has a family connection as her older sister guard Krystal Leger-Walker plays for the WSU and will be eligible next year after transferring from Etheridge’s former school Northern Colorado.

Walker averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 assists per game at the FIBA women’s U17 Oceania Championship in 2017. The New Zealand media referred to her as a “teenage sensation” She led her U18 to a silver medal in the world championships for the women’s only medal in Kiwi history. Her mother also played for the country’s national team.

This looks to be another promising step in Etheridge’s rebuilding process for the women’s team.

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