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    Default 2020-21 Player Preview: Cierra Walker

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    2020-21 Player Preview: Cierra Walker
    Redshirt Senior transfer is ready to go
    By Steven Karr
    Nov 4, 2020, 8:05am PST

    Katie Campbell’s loss is enormous for Gonzaga. Her shooting, defense, and leadership were all key components to their success the last two seasons. Cierra Walker looks to be the natural replacement to fill those shoes.

    Walker transferred into Gonzaga from Vanderbilt last year and redshirted a season ago. At Vandy, she was a sharpshooter. Much like Campbell, her sweet lefty stroke helped her average nearly 40 percent from deep over her three seasons in the SEC and tied a school record, hitting eight threes in a game once. She was second on the team in scoring her junior year at 10.8 points per game. She went through a lot of losing and some coaching turmoil before deciding Spokane was her next destination.

    It feels like Walker should slot into the starting lineup as the off-guard. Her scoring ability will be a massive boost given that Campbell was their best three-point shooter and second leading scorer. The biggest question is whether she can provide the defensive ability to match Campbell. Walker has the size and length to be a great defender, and she should be eager to play her senior season after taking a year off to learn the system.

    Walker might be the biggest x-factor on the Gonzaga women’s roster this year. She was a starter and double-figure scorer in the SEC and now becomes a huge piece on a top 20 team. It would not be shocking to see Walker lead the team in scoring if she’s every bit as good as advertised.
    Article Link: https://www.slipperstillfits.com/202...-cierra-walker

    ZagDad

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    I really enjoyed watching her as an incredibly enthusiastic cheerleader from the bench last year. She seems to have intensity and camaraderie. After the preseason scrimmage a friend asked “how can she be a freshman?” When I explained she was a senior transfer the friend said “oh, ok, that makes more sense,” she was totally directing traffic. I hope your have an amazing year, Cierra!

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    Looking forward to watching CW...

    It will be interesting to see what role CW will play on the team... I see a double point guard type of offense where either CW or. K-11 will start the run... As a 5th year senior I would see her as the floor leader. I don’t see any change in how the front court conducts itself... Lead by example... intense hard play Seniors!!

    Have a year CW...

    Go Zags!!

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