Former Tider On Title Team

Kenny Walker, a 6-9 forward who helped lead The University of Alabama basketball team to the 2002 Southeastern Conference championship as a junior, helped lead the Play2Win Delta Jammers to the Los Angeles/Southern California Summer Pro League championship this past weekend. The win gave Walker and his teammates back-to-back summer league championships as they also won it in 2006.

In the championship game, Kenny Walker scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked eight shots. Play2Win Delta Jammers defeated the L Smith Associates team that featured NBA players Bo Outlaw and Penny Hardaway 96-88 in the championship game on Sunday. Walker and his teammates finished the July 8-15 summer league with a perfect 7-0 record.

Walker's senior season at Alabama was in 2003. He was a four-year starter for the Crimson Tide. After graduating from The University of Alabama in May 2003 with a degree in communications, the Academic All-SEC center/forward embarked on a professional basketball career in Europe.

This past season he played for Polonia Warsaw in Poland where he averaged 12.9 points and 7.7 rebounds., a major barometer on the European leagues, named him first team All-League Kosovar League in 2005 and also the Newcomer of the Year and Center of the Year. He averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds and 2.4 blocks that year for Mabetex Prishtine, Kosovo. Walker was an all-star in the Swedish league in 2004, playing for Sallen, Sweden.

He played and started for Alabama in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds his senior season in 2003.

The Los Angeles/Southern California Summer Pro League is in its 38th season, consisting of current NBA players and European and "undiscovered" players. Among the former league participants and alumni are Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, "Magic" Johnson, Shane Battier, Jerry Stackhouse, Tracy McGrady, Reggie Miller, Karl Malone, Clyde Drexler, Moses Malone and Dennis Rodman.

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