Charlisse Leger-Walker

Club: Waikato Wizards

DOB: 15 September 2001

Height: 174cm

Position: Guard

Tall Ferns Debut: 2018

Junior Association: Waikato

High School: St Peter’s Cambridge

Debut for the bronze medal winning team at the 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.

Was a member of the Tall Ferns team that finished runners-up at the 2019 William Jones Cup averaging 10.6ppg. Played all five games at 2019 FIBA Asia Cup in India. 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 has also 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 School Nationals in all five years in high school winning the championship on four occasions.

In 2019 averaged 29 points per game to help the Waikato Wizards to a third place finish in WBC Division 1.

Mother Leanne attended the 1990 and 1994 Olympics with the Tall Ferns and sister Krystal has also represented the Tall Ferns.


Photo: FIBA