Post by babybandit on Apr 17, 2018 13:34:23 GMT -5
Ladyaggies just announce another 2018 commitment/signee, Jasmen Walton SG 5'9/6'0 out of Baltimore Western HS.Looks like it is going to be very competitive for P/T next year. Hope the current players put the work in this summer to get better especially on offense.Defense is great but you got to score the ball if you want to be competitive outside the MEAC.Congrats to Coach Rob on a good recruiting year but let's get the offense rolling next year to match the defense.
Western basketball's Jasmen Walton a star at the game she learned from her late father
Katherine DunnContact Reporter The Baltimore Sun
Western’s Jasmen Walton loved basketball from the moment her father began teaching her the game when she was a first-grader.
The sport showcased her natural speed, quickness and agility, and the shy, quiet girl had a knack for understanding the game. By the time she joined her first Amateur Athletic Union team in the fourth grade, her skills and game sense ranked well ahead of those of most girls her age.
“She was so quiet, but her IQ, to me, was mind-blowing,” said Walter Roman, her coach with the AAU Maryland Lady Tigers. “Her focus was always beyond herself. She would pass the ball and if they didn’t get it, she would go over to them and show them things.”
By that time, basketball had taken on a deeper meaning for Walton. Six weeks before her 10th birthday, her father, Marcal Walton, was found shot to death near their West Baltimore neighborhood.
Western uses speed, depth to roll past Franklin at the Basketball Academy She was devastated, but kept playing the game her father taught her, the one he loved to play on the neighborhood courts, the one that will eventually earn her a Division I scholarship. Basketball remained her connection to her father.
“I really fell in love with it after my father’s passing,” said Walton, 17. “I started taking it more serious, just because my father was the one that introduced me to basketball, so I figured I would play the sport for him. And I just fell in love with the game.”
Western, senior, forward-guard
A do-it-all swing player for the Baltimore City champion Doves, the 5-11 Walton handles the ball like a guard and pounds the boards like a power forward. An All-Metro first team selection last season after being second team as a sophomore, she averaged 18.5 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. Walton is still considering about a dozen scholarship offers. For the rest of the story: