The Michigan State Spartans Women’s Basketball team picked up a commitment from Lauren Walker this afternoon for the 2021 class. The 6-foot-2 wing hails from Marietta, Georgia.
I’ve officially found my home pic.twitter.com/Yu9msT4LPX— Lauren Walker (@Laurenw_924) August 1, 2020
Walker played in 28 games as a junior this past season. She averaged 14.3 points per game, while hauling 11.5 rebounds per game. Offensively she was averaging a nice 4.1 boards per game. Additionally, the rising senior was averaging 1.8 blocks, 1.8 steals, and 2.3 assists.
While Walker ranks No. 112 in Georgia per Max Preps, she averaged 38-percent shooting from the field last season and 30-percent from three point range. From two-point range, she was shooting at 41-percent in her junior season while managing 15 double-doubles in her 28 game season.
As I think you can tell from her Hudl video, she has a lot of potential when it comes to making plays on both ends and playing through contact. Walker had other additional offers from Texas Tech, TCU, Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion, and Colorado. Walker also was initially committed to Duke, but later decommitted after Joanne P. McCallie resigned. Welcome to the green and white, has Lauren!
Michigan State also picked up a commitment Monday of this week from Brooklyn Rewers. Spartan fans are likely familiar with her last name as her sister Lauren Rewers is a transfer to MSU from Hawaii joining the team this fall. She comes from a family of basketball players as her 6-foot-10 dad, Brian Rewers, played center at Wyoming and had a career playing internationally for 11 seasons as well. Rewers is a 6-foot-4 point guard per Max Preps and hails from Lake City, Idaho.
Like her fellow commit Walker, Rewers commitment to MSU came just a few days after she decommitted from Duke. So both of them are warming our hearts already with that decision, and impressing fans with the offer sheet as well.
I’d like to announce that I have decommitted from @DukeWBB. I would like to thank @CoachPDuke and the rest of the coaching staff that recruited me and gave me an amazing opportunity. Due to recent changes in coaching staff I decided it was best for me to reopen my recruitment.— Brooklyn Rewers ッ (@brooklynrewers) July 21, 2020
Rewers is a two-time defending Inland Empire League 5A player of the year, and after her junior season this past year was named to the Idaho 5A all-state second team. She averaged 18.7 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game, and 3.7 blocks per game. Not only that, but she led the state in scoring and blocked shots. Rewers is certainly speaking like a Spartan already, as earlier this summer she had the following to say on her game moving forward:
“I’m looking forward to growing and pushing myself to be a better overall player. I want to be the best I can be and see how far I can take things with my basketball.”
In other news today and earlier this week, join us in wishing Kendall Bostic a Happy Birthday today!
Spartan great Aerial Powers continues to impress in her WNBA career as she surpassed the 1,000 career points mark this week. While it comes as no surprise to MSU fans to see her thriving in her pro-career, it is certainly satisfying to celebrate her ongoing success.