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Know a Gamecock: Ieasia Walker

Women’s basketball freshman Ieasia Walker comes to Columbia from Amityville, NY. A 5’8 guard, Walker averages 4.5 points per game for the Gamecocks and has played in all 23 games this season.

Ieasia Walker 2010What is your greatest achievement so far?

Winning two national championships at the AAU level.

What is your greatest fear?

Getting injured.

What is the last song you heard?

Jay-Z – What more can I say

What is the last book you read?

Does poetry count? The last thing I read was a poetry book for English class.

What is a talent you’d like to have?

I want to be a better artist.  I’ve always liked to draw. I can draw good, but I can’t draw people really well.  I’d like to perfect that art.

What is your dream job?

To be a coach, maybe at the high school level.

What is your most treasured possession?

My iPod.I like to do sudoku puzzles and that game is on there. I have about 800 songs, videos, everything’s on there.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wish I was taller.

What is one place you’d like to visit before you die?

Hawaii – i don’t know why. That’s what everyone says. It looks beautiful there though.

Name three people you’d like to meet.

Kobe Bryant, Sanaa Lathan (Love and Basketball is one of my favorite movies), President Obama.

What was your favorite TV show growing up?

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Everyone watched that.

[The Editor: Just to tie it all together – here’s a clip of the Fresh Prince playing basketball. Side note – why are basketball courts always so tiny on sitcoms?]

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Gamecock Basketball 101

Gamecock women’s basketball assistant coach Nikki McCray talks about 1-on-1 moves. Valerie Nainima and Ieasia Walker demonstrate.

The Dawn Staley Show airs at 11 a.m. on SportSouth each Sunday through March 7. Staley’s analysis re-airs on Mondays at 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 5;30 p.m. Check local listings for any schedule adjustments throughout the season.

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The Closer: Parade All-Americans on Campus

Did you know? There are six Parade All-Americans new on the South Carolina campus this fall:

Stephon Gilmore – Football
Kelsey Bone – Women’s Basketball
Ieasia Walker – Women’s Basketball
Marah Strickland – Women’s Basketball
Eric Martinez – Men’s Soccer
Alex Long – Men’s Soccer

Thanks for reading this week and enjoy your weekend.  Hope to see you at Fan Day!

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