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Markel Walker
Player Profile:
Markel Walker 1263560
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
High School: Schenley HS
Experience: 3 Letters

2012-13 (Updated Feb. 19, 2013):
Markel Walker is currently 16th on the UCLA scoring charts with 1,245 career points (11.0 ppg) ... needs 38 points for 15th (Doreena Campbell - 1,283, 2008-11) ... she is currently 5th on UCLA's career rebounding charts with 864 rebounds (7.6 rpg, average ranks 8th) and needs 72 rebounds to move into fourth place (Maylana Martin - 935, 1997-2000) ... ranks 7th on UCLA career charts in free throws attempted (456) and is 10th in made free throws (303) ... ranks 9th on the career charts in assists (414) and needs two more to move into 8th (Doreena Campbell - 415, 2008-11) ... is 8th in steals with 245 ... she opened the season with 15 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists in the win over San Diego State (Nov. 10) ... she then had 16 points, five rebounds, five steals and four assists in the upset win at No. 11 Oklahoma (Nov. 14) ... she scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games and was named Pac-12 Player of the Week (Nov. 19-25) ... for the week, she had 21 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and three assists in the home loss to No. 5 Notre Dame (Nov. 23) and then had 23 points, nine rebounds, six assists and six steals in the home win over Princeton (Nov. 25) ... came close to a triple-double in the win over LMU (Dec.2 ) with 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in 20 minutes ... she was fighting cold and flu-like symptoms in the upset win over No. 12 Texas (Dec. 8), but played 30 minutes and recorded a season-low six points, but had eight rebounds, six assists and five steals ... had her second double-double of the year with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win over Saint Mary's (Dec. 15) ... was named to the St. John's Chartwells Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team ... had the third double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Cal State Northridge (Dec. 28) ... just missed a triple-double against the Matadors with nine assists and a quadruple-double with seven steals ... had 11 points and nine rebounds in the win at Pepperdine (Dec. 28) ... had her fourth double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds and added six assists in the win at Oregon (Jan. 4) ... had 13 points, five assists, four boards and two steals in a win at Oregon State (Jan. 6) ... had nine points, eight assists, six rebounds and three steals in a win over Washington State (Jan. 11) ... had 11 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in a win over Washington (Jan. 13) ... struggled from the field (3-for-12), but had a season-high 10 assists and added seven points, seven rebounds and three steals in a loss at No. 7 California (Jan. 20) ... missed the Arizona game (Jan. 25) with back spasms ... returned for the Arizona State game (Jan. 27), but managed only two points but had eight rebounds in 19 minutes ... just missed a triple-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the win over No. 22 Colorado (Feb. 1) ... had four points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in the win at Washington (Feb. 8) ... had 10 points, six assists, three rebounds, one block and one steal in a home loss to No. 4 Stanford (Feb. 17) ... has had at least one assist, one steal and two rebounds in every game this season ... is a Naismith Award Preseason Candidate ... also named Preseason All-Pac-12.

2nd - Active Career Assists Leader's List (414 assists)
3rd - Active Career Steal Leader's List (245 steals)
4th - Active Career Rebound Leader's List (864 rebounds)
9th - Active Scoring Career Leader's List (1245 points)
24th - Scoring (10.7 ppg)
9th - Rebounding (7.4 rpg)
1st - Assists Per Game (5.6) -- NCAA Rank: 30th
3rd - Steals Per Game (2.8) -- NCAA Rank: 32nd
5th - Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.3)
13th - Offensive Rebounds Per Game (2.3)
8th - Defensive Rebounds Per Game (5.1)
9th - Double-Doubles (5)

14th - Rebounding (6.2 rpg)
1st - Assists Per Game (5.8)
10th - Steals Per Game (1.8)
4th - Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.5)
13th - Defensive Rebounds Per Game (4.5)
11th - Double-Doubles (2)

•Selected All-Pac-12 in a vote by the media and the coaches
•Led the conference in rebounding, fourth in steals, fifth in assists and eighth in scoring
•Saw action in 23 games with 19 starts (had off-season thumb surgery)
•Had triple-double v. Washington State (14 pts., 15 rebs., 10 asts.)
•Had 13 double-doubles on the year; 15 double figure rebounding games
•Pulled down season-best 18 rebounds v. Oregon State
•Led the Pac-12 in rebounding with 11.0 mark, highest since Kisa Hughes in 1995
•Moved into 12th on the all-time school rebounding list
•On pace to become the 27th Bruin to reach the 1,000-point mark early next season
•15th in Pac-10 FG%; 8th in assists (3.2); T-19th in rebounding; 15th in FT%; 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.0)

•Saw action in all 33 games with 21 starts
•Had at least three assists in 20 games
•Scored season-high 18 points at Oregon State
•Pulled down season-best 13 rebounds at Oregon
•Led team with 105 assists
•Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Academic team
•15th in Pac-10 FG%; 8th in assists (3.2); T-19th in rebounding; 15th in FT%; 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.0)

•Named to the All-Pac-10 team in a vote by the media
•Named to Pac-10 All-Tournament team
•Named to the all-conference All-Freshman team and honorable mention All-Defensive unit
•Had at least seven rebounds in 23 games
•Ranked eighth in the conference in rebounding (7.5); seventh in FG percentage; 12th in assists (2.59), fifth in steals (2.00), eighth in offensive rebounds (2.79) and eighth in defensive rebounds (4.71)
•Earned her first Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week honor after a 17-point/14-rebound effort vs. Oregon and a 16-point/10-rebound game vs. OSU
•Recorded six double-doubles
•Led UCLA in scoring in eight games and in rebounding in 14 games
•Scored in double-figures in 20 games and had double-digit rebound games seven times
•Registered a career-high 24 points at Arizona

•Attended Schenley HS in Pittsburgh, PA; played for coach Debbie Lewis
•Invited to USA Basketball Trials for U19 World Championship Team in May 2009
•Team was 45-10 in her two seasons at Schenley, 30-2 in the City League games
•Averaged 25.6 points, 14.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists as a senior
•First-team 2009 Parade Magazine All-American
•McDonald's All-American and played in the 2009 McDonald's All-America game
•Selected to play in the 2009 WBCA All-America game at the Final Four
•Rated No. 4 HS player in the nation by ESPNU HoopGurlz
•Selected first-team all-state by Associated Press as a senior
•2007-08 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania
•Averaged 16.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game as a junior

•Full name: Markel Walker
•Born on Nov. 7, 1990 in Philadelphia, PA
•Family: Mother: Marcella Walker; brother: Marquise Walker; sisters: Marshay and Marcedes Walker
•Athlete she admires is her sister Marcedes, who played basketball at Pitt and is now playing overseas
•Hobbies include watching movies

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