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Talia Walton to make debut with Huskies Friday?December 7th, 2011 at Wed, 7th, 2011 at 11:26 am by caseyolson
Federal Way High School graduate Talia Walton is set to make her debut on the University of Washington women’s basketball team on Friday when the Huskies host the University of Portland, according to the Seattle Times.
Walton underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right knee in October. Walton was one of the top recruits for Washington’s 2011 class coming out of Federal Way last spring. The 6-foot-2 Walton helped lead the Eagles to three state tournament berths, and was highly sought after because of her ability to score from all areas of the court.
Walton was voted the Associated Press Class 4A Washington Prep Girls Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Eagles into the state title game as a senior.
Walton was also named the South Puget Sound League’s South Division Most Valuable Player, Seattle Times’ Star Times All-Area, The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year and the Mirror’s All-City Player of the Year.
Walton led the Eagles to a perfect 16-0 record in the South Puget Sound League South Division and to the West Central/Southwest District championship, while averaging 17 points and close to 13 rebounds per game. It was the third-straight season that Federal Way has played at the Class 4A State Girls Basketball Tournament.
She also led the SPSL in rebounding during the regular season by grabbing 11.8 per game. Walton also led the league in blocked shots and was 10th in the league in steals (2.13 a game). She was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection for the third time.