Charlisse Leger-Walker

Club: Washington State Cougars

DOB: 15 September 2001

Height: 174cm

Position: Guard

Tall Ferns Debut: 2018

Appearances: 23

Junior Association: Waikato

High School: St Peter’s Cambridge

Played all 5 games at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup in Jordan averaging 11.0 points per game.

Debuted at 2018 Commonwealth Games where she became the youngest player ever to play for the New Zealand Tall Ferns at 16 years, 202 days. Averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game and was joint top scorer with 18 points in the bronze medal game against Canada.

Played all three games at 2019 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland.

Leger-Walker has played a considerable amount of age-group international basketball. In 2019 she was named to the Tournament Team at the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Cup in Mongolia where the New Zealand Team claimed silver.

She won multiple New Zealand junior titles with both St Peter’s School, Cambridge and Waikato Basketball. Remarkably she appeared in the Grand Final at Schick Secondary Schools Nationals in all five years in high school winning the championship on four occasions.

Scored in double figures in all but two games and 20+ on 12 occasions in her freshman year at Washington State University.

Named Pac 12 Freshman of the Year she led the conference in points scored (407) and steals per game (2.33).

Mother Leanne attended the 2000 and 2004 Olympics with the Tall Ferns and sister Krystal has also represented the Tall Ferns.

Photo: FIBA