Walker Headed To PSU

Ed DeChellis is the owner of a pair of commitments from the Class of 2004. Most recently, an in-state guard gave a thumbs up to the Nittany Lions.

Trinity's Mike Walker is a Nittany Lion. The point guard who starred last summer with the Gym Rats, committed to new coach Ed DeChellis this week.

Walker was spurned on by a renewed sense of enthusiasm from the staff. "Basically, I feel like they're definitely on the way up. I could tell how dedicated they are and want to turn this thing around."

The guard is a product of the summer AAU program in the sense that he used July to elevate his recruiting status. Prior to July, Davidson, Bucknell and Mount St. Mary's were his suitors.

After July, it's a different story. "Basically everyone offered me other than Notre Dame," Walker said. "Everyone" meaning Penn State, Pittsburgh, Providence, Xavier, Kent State, Western Kentucky and East Carolina.

At PSU, Walker – known for his shooting and scoring ability – is going to play both guard positions. "I think I can definitely play point. If they need me to shoot I can play some two. Hopefully, I'll be able to do that. I'm going to go down there and work hard and hopefully get a spot."

Walker averaged 19.7 points last year in high school.

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