Few high school basketball players eclipse eighty career games played. Considering that there are only twenty games allowed to be scheduled throughout the regular season, a maximum of eight state tournament games played (if one were to reach the state championship game) each year, and only a handful of ballplayers around the state talented enough to play varsity basketball all four years of their high school career, to compete in eighty or more high school games is a remarkable accomplishment. Over her phenomenal career, Jordan Walker competed in 94 contests.
Not only did Walker set the record for most career basketball games played in at Mona Shores High School, but she is the Sailors’ all-time leader in career points (1,648), assists (351), three-point baskets (139), and points in a game (39) – accomplished on February 3, 2017 against Muskegon High School. Compound those statistics with the fact that Walker played tenacious defense (391 career steals) and attacked the glass (746 rebounds) despite her role as a guard – play that led to a quadruple-double against Grand Rapids Union High School on February 24, 2017 (22 points, 14 rebounds, 14 steals, 10 assists)… an almost unheard of statistical line in high school basketball.
“It’s incredible to see an athlete be statistically impactful at every level of the game. Jordan fills up the stat sheet on four different levels every time our team competes,” varsity girls basketball head coach Brad Kurth explains. “Not only does she expend energy guarding our opponents’ best players, but she still produces on the offensive end. She’s just that incredible.”
It was mainly due to such statistics that led Walker to a first-place finish in the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s (BCAM) “Miss Basketball” voting at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 season – an award presented to her in Detroit on Monday, March 13, 2017.
However, as recognized by countless coaches around Michigan, Walker’s team accomplishments were just as impressive. During her career, Mona Shores won four conference championships, three district championships, and 77 total games.
Additionally, Walker – the daughter of Jarvis and Danielle Walker – was one of four total girls in the Class of 2017 represented on the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s (MHSAA) Student Advisory Council, she was of 16 total girls across the state in her class to win the MHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete Award, and she was voted as the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame’s female “Scholar-Athlete of the Year” recipient.
See links to the “Ms Basketball” award below: