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’14 BIG MAN ANDRE WALKER HAS PLENTY OF COLLEGE INTEREST
Now that the Class of 2013 is able to sign their Letters of Intents to officialy close their recruitment, the Class of 2014 will move more toward the focus of coaches, fans and scouts. The recruitment of the big men in any class is usually the slowest to come into focus, however one talented big man in the Class of 2014 has already gathered a strong following of interested college programs.
6-foot-10, 210-pound Andre Walker caught the eye of NBE reporters a few times last summer on the AAU trail as the Bullis School (MD) prospect was on the circuit with the always talented DC Assault program. Now back in the home environment of his high school, plenty of schools have made contact to let him know they will be following his development.
“VCU, SMU, Temple, DePaul, Viginia, West Virginia, George Mason, Maryland, Miami, NC State, Delaware, Tennessee, Penn State, Xavier, Cincinnati, Oklahoma, Villanova, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Fairfield [are schools actively recruiting me],” Walker told NBE last night.
Walker also included many of those schools as showing a lot of interest in him, including BIG EAST programs such as DePaul, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Pitt. Other schools specifically mentioned by Walker as showing a high amount of interest compared to others were former BIG EAST member West Virginia as well as ACC foes Virginia Tech and Maryland.
With no favorites at this point in time, Walker expects to take his time in the process and maybe look t be deciding in about a year from now in his senior season at Bullis. He is giving the process some thought in regards to what factors will play most important to him in finding the right program.
“Just finding a coach who I am comfortable with and I want to play hard for,” he said of what he would be looking for in the process. ”I think I would like to make my commitment in my last year of high school.”
The potential of Walker is very high as his best basketball is still ahead of him. Like most big men he is still growing into his body and seeing his strength and coordination develop. He already possesses impressive physical talentes as he is a very athletic and mobile post that runs the floor well. His body can definitely carry added weight and muscle that will help him develop in the futre. He shows solid hands and he can finish at the rim.
Walker continues to work on improving his post defense as well. He is looking forward to the opportunity to play more basketball this season and his personal goals will take a backseat to those goals of his team.
“My goal is the team goal and the goal for the team is always to win every game we play,” he said of the season ahead.
NBE will hope to get out in the Mid-Atlantic this season and catch Andre Walker in action to monitor how the promising ’14 big man is progressing. Be sure to stay tuned right here for the latest in his development and recruitment in the coming months!
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