Walker signs to play in Greece

By Malcolm Butler

Keiunna Walker isn’t done yet.

The former Louisiana Tech women’s basketball scoring machine recently signed a contract to play overseas in Greece.

The Lonoke, Arkansas, native signed with Flash Agency last week before then inking a contract a few days later to play for AC P.A.O.K. located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The team competes in the Greece A1 women’s basketball league.

The organization announced the addition of Walker on their social media sites Saturday, including a short video of the three-time all-Conference USA guard talking of her excitement of joining the organization.

Walker said she departs for Greece on September 1 and is excited about her opportunity to play professionally. It will be her first trip ever overseas and this one will be an extended stay as the season runs through April.

“I am super excited,” said Walker who was back in Lonoke on Tuesday evening. “The other American (Morgan Jones from Louisville) that will be my teammate has been texting me. It’s her first time overseas too. She was hoping that I like to travel since we will be doing a lot of that together.”

Since the regular season ended back in March, Walker said she has been staying in playing shape hoping for this opportunity.

“I have been working out with my brothers when I come home to Arkansas,” said Walker. “I have been going back and forth between Ruston and Lonoke, working camps to make money and working out to stay in basketball shape.”

With it being her first time to ever leave the United States, Walker said she has heard a little about her destination.

“My agent has told me that part of Greece is beautiful,” said Walker. “He told me we will meet once a week since he lives over there. When I talked to the coach he said we will be full-court pressing on defense, and I will be a playmaker for them.”

During her five years in a Louisiana Tech uniform, Walker was a playmaker for the Lady Techsters. She earned plenty of hardware including a two-time first team all-CUSA honoree, a one-time second team honoree, and a seven-time Conference USA Player of the Week.

Walker finished her Lady Techster career ranked No. 6 in points (1,975), No. 2 in free throws made (565), and No. 3 in free throws attempted (757). She scored in double figures 103 times during her career and became only the fourth player in program history to record a triple double (27 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists vs. Rice as a junior).

She was just as successful on the defensive end of the floor, earning Conference USA all-defensive team honors while recording 167 steals and drawing 132 career charges.