Hopewell's Walker-Kimbrough wins ACC award again ...... Droney stands out

Written by Mike White on .

A few updates on what former WPIAL players are doing.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough continues to impress as a freshman on one of the top women's college basketball teams in the country.

Walker-Kimbrough, a former Hopewell High School star who now plays at the University of Maryland, was selected the ACC rookie of the week for the second consecutive week. (picture courtesy of the University of Maryland).

Walker-Kimbrough came off the bench and scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 79-70 victory against North Carolina Sunday. North Carolina was ranked No. 10 in the country at the time. Maryland moved up to No. 6 in the latest AP rankings.

For the season, Walker-Kimbrough is second on the team in points (11.4 a game), rebounds (3.4) and steals (18). Maybe the most impressive part of her season so far has been her shooting. She is shooting an impressive 53 percent from 3-point range (15 of 28).

Walker-Kimbrough is a two-time Post-Gazette player of the year and high school female athlete of the year.


Tom Droney***** Davidson senior Tom Droney, a graduate of Sewickley Academy, had a big game Saturday as the Wildcats defeated Wofford, 78-63. Droney (pictured) scored 18 points. He is now averaging 12.4.

***** Remember Zeke Marshall, the 7-footer from McKeesport? He is now playing for the Maine Red Claws in the NBA DLeague. He is playing only 13 minutes a game and is averaging 2 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block a game.

***** Temple's Devontae Watson, a 6-10 sophomore from Lincoln Park, is playing 10 minutes a game and averaging 1.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. He had four blocks and five rebounds in a game against Rutgers Jan. 1.

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