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Possible big time transfer for UK Hoops

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In the event you accidentally clicked on the women’s basketball page at ESPN over the last couple of days, you probably ran across a story about freshman Samarie Walker and her abrupt transfer out of UConn. Saying she was unable to give the team ‘the energy and commitment that it needs to be successful,’ Walker left the top program in the country and sparked speculation about where she might end up. Well, according to this report out of the Hartford Courant, the place where she might end up could be on Matthew Mitchell’s UK Hoops squad.

Walker was averaging 6.2 points, good for sixth on the team, and 5.8 boards, good for fourth, before the transfer and was a high-school All-American coming out of Dayton last year, ranking #10 in ESPN’s final recruiting rankings. So getting a transfer from her would seem to be pretty big for Coach Mitchell’s rising program, although the attention the team is receiving after simply being mentioned as a possible destination is good for UK Hoops even if Walker doesn’t end up in Lexington. I guess the only question left to ask, then, is whether or not Coach Mitchell will celebrate the transfer with a Dougie. All signs point to yes.

**Update: Reports out of Dayton say this is happening.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

I used to write here.

17 Comments for Possible big time transfer for UK Hoops



  1. Big D
    2:00 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good for them.



  2. huge ky fan
    2:07 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    whats going to suck is tht she wont be able to play till next year and we wont have victoria dunlap.



  3. Turk
    2:12 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Done deal



  4. huge ky fan
    2:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    ight my bad on #2 but yea if we get her we will still have a great chance next season on bein better. wit mathies, henderson, and the girl above those three would dominate together.



  5. huge ky fan
    2:15 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    ight my bad on #2 but yea if we get her we will still have a great chance next season on bein better. wit mathies, henderson, and the girl above those three would dominate together.



  6. Just saying
    2:20 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    so she’s “unable to give the committment and energy to be successful” but she’s gonna save our program? That doesnt sound right



  7. Wes Henderson
    2:39 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    rumors are she didn’t mesh well @Uconn.

    water under the bridge, if this girl comes here welcome her with open arms, she’s a phenomenal player and her just being on the team will make the rest of the player better.



  8. Bundy
    2:41 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Excellent news.
    2- We can’t keep Victoria forever…Walker could be the one to pick up Victoria’s role when she leaves.



  9. Big D
    2:42 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Watching Bruce “Pretty Boy” Pearl coaching his thugs against UConn. Just remember folks, his first SEC game is against us. We need to give him a warm and fuzzy welcome when he comes to town.



  10. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    3:07 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Is she a package deal with Jai Lucas? What’s his story?



  11. Ukrules
    3:14 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I think this would be a FANTASTIC pickup for the ladies. But, if Coach Mitchell reads that article he’s gonna be pissed. Nobody calls him MATT! LMAO



  12. BlueBloodedBoner
    3:40 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I can’t even bring myself to root for tennessee even though i usually pull for the sec. i just don’t have it in me.



  13. Al's IndiCats
    4:44 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Great Catch for the lady Cats!



  14. Juan4UK
    4:47 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    That’s a crappy press release that makes her look bad, was that a quote from the program? Really crappy for them to make that her exit statement.



  15. BrucePearlNecklace
    4:56 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Yes it was a crappy release, and yes I apologize. But I feel a lot better.



  16. RidgeRunner
    8:58 pm January 22, 2011 Permalink

    Yes, we will take her! Nice job Coach Mitchell!



  17. Carlisle1974
    11:38 am January 24, 2011 Permalink

    I coached against Samari in AAU when she was about 14 or 15. She was absolutely unreal. She was able to touch the rim…pretty impessive for a 6’1″ junior high girl.