Fair and Balanced
- Nov 28, 2016
Doug Bonjour Article.
Megan Walker gets the full treatment
UConn's Walker striding toward the next step
“She knows she’s got to get better defensively,” Geno said. “I think the thing that she has spent a lot of time on is being able to go long stretches at a time, to be quick enough to go by people. I think she’s gotten more confidence because of that. … The fact that she’s in phenomenal shape and is able to do things that she couldn’t do last year, that’s a game changer for her.”
These last few weeks, if not months, have been all about transformation and transition for the former No. 1 overall recruit. She is another year older, another year wiser, and is shouldering more responsibility than ever before.
And she’s ready for what’s next.
“What do they say? ‘Preparation meets opportunity.’ We’ve been preparing ever since I got here,” Walker said last month at Geno Auriemma’s charity golf tournament at Hartford Golf Club. “Coach has been preparing me for this moment.”
Walker certainly believes her hard work is paying off.
“I feel like I have an all-around game,” she said. “I can score at all three levels, so just perfecting all of that, it seems probably kind of hard, but I’m used to it by now. Just getting back in the gym with the trainer, working with those things, I feel like it’s helped a lot.”