Maryland women’s basketball announced three signings in the class of 2024 on the first day of the early signing period, per a team release.
Kyndal Walker and Breanna Williams, the No. 42 and No. 45 prospects in ESPN’s rankings headline coach Brenda Frese’s 2024 class. The Terps also landed forward and guard Ava McKennie.
“We are thrilled to sign this special class into our program,” Frese said in the release. “Our staff was very intentional in finding the right fit and families and these players embody our core values and culture within our program. They are all winners with high character and are extremely unselfish.”
Walker is a 5-foot-9 guard at St. John’s College High School. She helped lead the Cadets to back-to-back Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships. The Burtonsville native averaged 16 points and four assists per game as a junior and is a two-time All-WCAC First Team selection.
“For me, nothing would feel better than to show the world why the DMV produces the best basketball talent in America, but also be able to do it in a location where I’m from,” Walker said in the release.
Williams was the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. She averaged about 15 points, nine rebounds and two assists per game at Skyview High School. The 6-foot-2 forward is a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a Class AA First Team All-State honoree.
McKennie, a 6-foot-2 guard and forward, rounds out the Terps’ class. She attends McDonogh School in Owings Mills and was a 2022 All-Girls Elite Youth Basketball League second-team selection.
A multi-sport athlete, McKennie was also an all-conference track honoree at McDonogh. The Pennsylvania native is a “wiry and athletic” player who can score in a variety of ways, Frese said. Her older brother, Ellis McKennie, played football for the Terps.