Charlisse Leger-Walker (Waikato) | 2016

It was a unanimous decision from all coaching staff of the Junior Tall Ferns to nominate Charlisse Leger-Walker for this award.  In their words, Leger-Walker demonstrated the skills, attitude and professionalism, and performed to the highest standard in her age group.  During 2016 Leger-Walker was named Most Valuable Player for both the Under 17 and New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.  Internationally, playing for the Junior Tall Ferns team, she was the most consistent performer during their campaigns in China, Fiji and back here in New Zealand. Leger-Walker was also a valuable member of the women’s Under 18 team that came fifth at the FIBA Under 18 3×3 World Championships in Kazakhstan last year, the best placing ever for one of our women’s teams.