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Tall Ferns star Leger-Walker to UCLA Bruins

Highly rated in the United States as well as New Zealand, Charlisse Leger-Walker has left Washington State for the UCLA Bruins PHOTO: WSU

New Zealand basketball star Charlisse Leger-Walker has committed to UCLA for the next college season.

The Tall Fern and former Washington State guard will now play for the team nicknamed the Bruins.


Leger-Walker was regarded as arguably the best player ever to play for the WSU leading them to three straight NCAA tournaments and win the school's first Pac-12 women's title in any sport in the 2022-23 season.

Leger-Walker who averaged 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds is expected to add a physical presence to the Bruins who reach the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament this season.

She was the youngest player to suit up for the New Zealand Tall Ferns at the age of 16.

The 22-year-old from the Waikato was a likely WNBA draft pick prior to a knee injury this year. 


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