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AP file photo by Butch Dill / Tennessee women's basketball coach Kellie Harper is counting on Jordan Walker, a graduate transfer from Western Michigan, to help the Lady Vols make up for some of the experience and skill they lost at guard after this past season.

The University of Tennessee women's basketball program has added another player to its 2020-21 roster with the addition of 5-foot-8 Jordan Walker, a graduate transfer from Western Michigan.

Walker, whose signing was announced by Tennessee on Thursday, will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"Jordan brings experience at the guard position and provides us much-needed depth on the perimeter," Lady Volunteers coach Kellie Harper said in a news release. "She is a terrific addition to the rest of our roster, as she can knock down the open shot, create off the bounce and distribute the ball. I was impressed with her level of maturity, and I am excited for her to be a part of our family."

In her Western Michigan career, Walker started 54 of the team's 64 games, averaging 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. She had 38 double-figure scoring performances and three double-doubles.

As a sophomore, Walker earned All-Mid American Conference third-team honors, averaging 16 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals for the Broncos. She reached double figures in points in 27 games and was in the top 10 in the league in scoring, steals and 3-pointers — both made (66) and average made per game (2.1).

She is the second graduate transfer to join the Lady Vols ahead of the upcoming season, joining senior forward Keyen Green from Liberty, and Walker will immediately become the most experienced player on the perimeter.

Since last season, former Hamilton Heights Christian Academy standout Jazmine Massengill transferred to Kentucky and Zaay Green — an All-Southeastern Conference freshman team selection in 2018-19 who redshirted last season after an injury in practice — left for Texas A&M. That left only sophomores Jordan Horston and Jessie Rennie plus freshman Destiny Salary as guards on Tennessee's roster.

Senior Rennia Davis, junior Rae Burrell and freshmen Tess Darby and Marta Suarez are listed as both guards and forwards, but Walker's addition provides an experienced body in the backcourt.

Contact Gene Henley at ghenley@timesfreepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @genehenley3.

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