ATLANTA - Georgia State's women's basketball head coach Sharon Baldwin announced the signing of Walnatia Wright Friday. The 6'2 center is transferring to GSU after one season at Texas A&M.
A native of Augusta, Ga., Wright returns to the Peach State to join the Panthers as a redshirt senior. Wright played her high school ball at Laney in August where she averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a senior and was named second team All-Georgia in 2014.
Out of high school, Wright attended Midland JC and averaged 9.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in her first season. She showed tremendous growth in her second year and was ranked the No. 6 prospect at her position and the No. 17 JUCO prospect overall. She scored 17.6 points per game and grabbed 9.7 boards per game to lead Midland to the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA Tournament. She was named the Western JUCO Athletic Conference MV.
In her only season at Texas A&M, Wright played in 26 games and tallied a season-high six rebounds against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 28. She scored a season-high six points against Abilene Christian on Nov. 26.
Wright is one of six new student-athletes joining the Panthers for the 2017-18 season. Georgia State is returning several players from last season including the 2016-17 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Jada Lewis. The 2015-16 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Madison Newby also returns after missing the majority of last season with an injury.
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