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Yesterday, a couple of you wondered if the basketball team was going to get any big men to accompany the lone commit, Kasey Hill, or if Florida was going to have to go to an all-guard lineup. Well, wonder no longer. Florida is in contention for, and some believe in the lead for (although that didn’t mean much for Anthony Bennett’s recruitment), Chris Walker, the forward out of Holmes County High School. His recruitment will likely come down to Kansas and the Gators. Hill remains a large factor in Walker’s recruitment, as the two play on the same AAU team.
With his 6’10”, 195 lbs. size, Walker looks to have room to fill out his lean frame. Like Hill, Walker is also a 2013 prospect and is ranked as the No. 6 overall recruit on Rivals and is No. 7 on ESPN. Here are some of Walker’s highlights from his junior season. Thanks again to HomeTeamHoops.
It’s safe to say that we could use this guy. He may not be Nerlens Noel or Anthony Davis, but this guy can block some shots and add an inside presence.
What do you think about Walker? Is Florida desperate for him or would he just be a nice perk? How well would a Hill-Walker tandem work?