To the New York Knicks’ Bill Walker, We Hardly Know Ye

March 2nd, 2010 by david weintraub Leave a reply »
As a high school junior Bill Walker was already a superstar, having been selected to numerous All-America teams before his senior year. 

Before his high school career ended he was the first player to attend the Adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey three times, and won the MVP his final season, an award given out to the likes of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant.

He played alongside Ohio State Freshman Greg Oden in summer ball, and competed against high school phenom and fellow West Virginian O.J. Mayo in dunk contests. 

Some scouts compared him favorably to Vince Carter, except Walker was believed to have a better handle on the ball. 

At 6'6", 220, before arriving in Manhattan, Kansas to play alongside another star talent in Michael Beasley for Coach Bob Huggins, Walker was about as much a sure thing as a high school kid basketball player could be.

Other than some minor grade issues, there was only one question about Walker: Would a knee injury he suffered during his freshman year of high school hinder his performance?

Judging by his ability to soar over defenders soon after surgery, and throw down highlight dunks duri ...

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