Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell On Samarie Walker

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Here’s a little from Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell’s pregame press conference this morning at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in preparation for its game Sunday against Delaware:

On former UConn forward Samarie Walker, who transferred to the Wildcats in January 2011 and debuted for them after mid-season last year.

“She made the SEC’s All-Defensive team. She one of the conference’s most dymanic defenders,” Mitchell said. “She did a lot for us, made us tough. She’s grown as a basketball player and is still improving. I think she is working very hard on who she wants to become as a person. That’s what we are trying to do here, give the kids a chance to find where their passion is and chase it. She’s doing a good job of that. It seems to be working out for her and she seems to be having a good experience.”


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One thought on “Kentucky Coach Matthew Mitchell On Samarie Walker

  1. Nothing but the best Walker

    I hope she isn’t feeling the effects of “basketball burnout” she has had since 4th grade. I think her parents should be jailed for forcing her to go to Uconn then Kentucky–as much as she hates basketball.

    poor kid–she should call CFS–put those parents where they belong!!!!!

    It’s wonderful she is developing as a person. Maybe she can help educate her parents.

    EDD shall be a challenge for Samarie—but as the SEC defensive poy this should be nothing more than another day at the office.

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