Help is on the way for Alabama women’s basketball.
Transfers Amber Richardson and Jasmine Walker will be eligible to play their first game for the Crimson Tide on Sunday against Southern Methodist. Walker, 2016 Alabama Miss Basketball and the No. 5 post by ESPNW in the 2016 signing class, is a transfer from Florida State who should bring immediate offense to Alabama with her versatility. Coach Kristy Curry said after her team’s win over Grambling State that she expects Walker to play significant minutes at the power forward position, but has not committed to naming the starters going forward.
“I think (Walker’s versatility) is really going to open a lot up for our current roster,” Curry said. “It’s certainly going to make things harder to defend.”
Rebounding has been the key for Alabama this season. Through nine games, the Crimson Tide has averaged six more rebounds than its opponents, but it was outrebounded in each of its three losses. Senior Ashley Williams is leading the team with just over sevens rebounds per game.
On offense, Hannah Cook, Williams and Alabama women’s basketball.are averaging double-digit scoring. Of the three, Cook is off to the best start offensively, averaging 13 points per game. It is the most she has averaged in her four-year span at Alabama.