As the NBA draft nears, USA TODAY High School Sports will look back at the high school careers and draft prospects for some of the top players. Here is today’s installment on Florida forward Chris Walker.
Position: Power forward
High school: Holmes County – Bonifay, Fla.
ALL-USA history: Wasn’t named to an American Family Life ALL-USA Team. Led Holmes County to a 1A state title in his senior season, scoring 30 points, pulling in 15 rebounds and blocking seven shots in the championship game.
Height, weight: 6-10, 220 pounds
By the numbers: Averaged only 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game in his sophomore year. Has dealt with eligibility issues while at UF and only started six games in the 2014-15 season.
Draft comments: Walker is extremely athletic with great height and length. His game is solid, but there are too many flaws with aspects like shooting, passing, and post moves to make him a legitimate NBA threat. Walker has potential to refine those skills overseas, and it will be interesting to see if he can do so and surprise us in a year or two.
Projection: Second round
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