Louisville freshman guard Zyanna Walker transferred to Kansas State to join Jeff Mittie’s Wildcats.
🚨Breaking news – Jeff Mittie and K-State WBB land Zyanna Walker from Louisville in transfer portal. Walker was 2022 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. She averaged 25.7 ppg, 8.4 rebs, 5.8 assists, and 5.1 steals. She had over 30 Div I offers in HS. Huge pickup for the Cats! pic.twitter.com/RxKQtXBlTW
— Brad Doebele (@catfan28) April 19, 2023
Walker attended Wichita Heights High School, where she won Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. In her senior season, she averaged 25.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 5.1 steals per game. Her season earned her a four-star rating from ESPN and she committed to Louisville, which made a Final Four run in 2022.
In her one season at Louisville, Walker played in five games, scoring 13 points. Louisville failed to return to the Final Four, losing to Iowa in the Elite Eight, who the Wildcats defeated earlier in the season.
Standing at 5-foot-8, Walker enters a Wildcat backcourt that includes Gabby Greogry, Serena Sundell, Brylee Glenn and Jaelyn Glenn. With the return of center Ayoka Lee, K-State looks to return to March Madness after failing to make the tournament in the 2022-23 season as Walker joins the team.