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Walker to enter NBA Draft

Posted on: April 11, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: April 11, 2011 5:59 pm
 
Connecticut junior Kemba Walker has scheduled a Tuesday press conference at which he will announce that he will forgo his final year of college, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday.

The press conference will be at Gampel Pavilion at 3 p.m. ET.
 
Walker led the Huskies to the national title by averaging 23.5 points and 4.5 assists per game this season.

He's a projected lottery pick.
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2012 5:41 pm
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

Wrong



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

Iverson was an 11 time all star and two-time MVP of the league. Not a stud? Not even close? You've got to be kidding me. So, by your calculations, there are only two studs that have played in the NBA over the past 25 years? MJ and Kobe? I know that the term "stud" can be subjective, but to not include Iverson in that category is absurd.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

MJ WAS a stud. Kobe IS a stud. AI isn't (wasn't) close.



Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

I don't know what else Walker has to do at the college level, but my understanding was that he was on schedule to graduate this spring by loading up on classes last summer and this year.  If he's got a degree and has maxed out his value at the college level, this appears to be an easy choice.  Kemba reminds me in some respects to Ben Gordon who is a 6 2" shooting guard who has had a successful career in the NBA.  Whether Kemba can make the transition to being an NBA point guard will determine how succesful he is long-term.



Since: Nov 19, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 11:53 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

I agree  he should go, but he won't be successful in the NBA.  I couldn't care less one way or the other.  He's a great college player, but there have been many great college players who have been average or even below average in the NBA.  I wish him well, but he'll be eaten alive in the NBA.



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 11:14 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

Too short to be a stud in the NBA? Answer two questions for me - 1) was Allen Iverson short? 2) would you consider him a stud in the NBA?



Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 11:11 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

Hmmm, Kentucky fan, huh? Does anyone else think this sounds a little like sour grapes? He is far from the media "darling". Have you heard of Jimmer Fredette? Everyone's favorite Jimmy Chitwood impersonator who lifted a mediocre team in a bad conference to NCAA glory. How about Matt Howard? Now those guys are media darlings. Kemba was the big star from the big-time program that, no matter how much pub they get, it's probably not enough.



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2011 10:45 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

I really do not think his game translates well into the NBA. He is undersized and heart does not count for much in the NBA.He is way overrated. His shooting percentage was horrible in the Final Four. The media picks a "darling" every year, and he is it this year. Let any decent player have as many touches as he got, and most will put up his numbers.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 9:18 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

There is no question he should go.  He is graduating in 3 years, won the Big East Tourney, and carried a team to the National Championship.  What else is there for him other than getting knocked around some more and risk injury.

A great example of a student athlete.  It is amazing you dont hear to much of the fact that he is graduating in 3 yrs.



Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 8:53 am
 

Walker to enter NBA Draft

Too short to be a stud in the NBA. His whole NBA career will be getting backed down into the post and shot over. He will however help a team offensively and will be lumped up with the rest of this draft class as mediocre at best.


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