Hilltoppers Land Third Recruit

Michael Walker didn't waste any time. After visiting Western Kentucky, he made a decision and cancelled a few trips.

On Tuesday, Michael Walker, a 6-6 forward out of Southwest, became the third member of Darrin Horn's recruiting class. Walker joins Courtney Lee and Ty Rogers in the Hilltoppers initial effort under the new staff.

"Western was his first visit and after he took that one he came and told me that he didn't want to take any more," Southwest coach Emanuel Frazier said. "He was going to Tulane this weekend and Murray State the weekend after." The coach said the visits have since been called off.

Walker is not the first Southwest player to pick Western Kentucky. "When [Coach Horn] was at Western [as a player], there was a Southwest player that was with him. He knew what kind of players he could get out of Macon. Bobby Jones, the head coach at St. Francis (Pa.) is Southwest alum and he played at Western Kentucky also. We've got a little connection there."

The Hilltoppers have added a guy his coach calls a "warrior." Last season, despite averaged 19 points and 18 rebounds, Walker was passed over for all-state honors. "In the state of Georgia, if you don't get into the state playoffs, you'll never be all-state. The coaches in this state know what he can do."

And Walker is confident in his abilities. "The role I want to play is someone that can bring a lot of energy to the team," Walker said. "I just go out there and play. I take it step by step and go out there and play. I play like Kevin Garnett. He can hurt you in so many ways."

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