The Seward County Community College women’s basketball program had one of their incoming freshman shine last week at the Oklahoma Senior All-Star Game. Incoming freshman Chontaye Walter was one of the star performers last Wednesday, July 26, in the Large Class Oklahoma State All-Star Game at Oral Roberts University. The All-Star Game featured the brightest young prospects from the 2006 graduating class.

Walter, a 5’7” guard, from Putnam City West High School scored a team-high 12 points for the West team in a 51-41 loss to the Large East squad. Walter wasn’t named to the original roster, but was added to the team as an alternate.

Playing well in the all-star game was something that Walter really enjoyed. “It was a lot of fun being able to lead the team in scoring after being named to the team as an alternate,” Walter said.

Walter is the third player from Putnam City West High School to play in the Large Class All-Star game over the past three years.

After being recruited by several NCAA Division I schools, Walter said she made her decision on Seward County fairly easy.

“I really liked playing with the girls when I came on my visit,” Walter said. “I really liked Coach Wynn and Coach K (Kim Ortega-Davis) a lot. I knew I could go there and really focus on school and basketball. Those will be the main things to me.”

Walter is aware of the success of the Lady Saints basketball program, which helped in her making Seward County one of her top schools she was considering.

“I have heard that Seward County is one of the top programs in the nation, Walter said. “They have a lot of girls that go on to four-year schools after they graduate. That really helped my decision.”

Walter was also a standout during her senior season at Putnam City West averaging 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and 1.5 blocks per game. She is a four-time Metro All-Conference selection and was named Metro Conference Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.

Several publications in the state of Oklahoma have listed Walter as one of the top players in Class 6A. Oklahoma media outlets, listed Walter has the No. 12 player in Oklahoma Class 6A and Oklahoma Sports Magazine tabbed Walter one of the top five players in the state.