After three tremendous seasons in Storrs, Conn., former UConn Huskies forward Megan Walker was selected by the New York Liberty with the ninth overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
For Walker, the move from Connecticut to the Big Apple is a smooth transition into WNBA life.
"We were kind of banking on going to New York, but we didn't have any definites," Walker told SNY's Maria Marino. "It just so happened that it was close for me and I'm familiar with the city, so it was just a bunch of things going through my mind, but (New York) was definitely one of my top choices."
During her final season with the Huskies, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walker averaged 19.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
And she believes that playing for Geno Auriemma with the Huskies has prepared her well for the spotlight of New York.
"I think the mentality piece of playing at UConn, performing on a big stage, having those high expectations will help me the most with the New York Liberty and the WNBA," Walker said.