Erving Walker Picks Elite Program

Erving Walker may be small in stature, but he's headed to the big time after the 5-foot-7 Christ the King (N.Y.0 junior guard committed to one of the premiere programs in the country while in Houston at the Academy National Invitational.

When Erving Walker went down to Gainesville for Florida's elite camp in the summer, the Christ the King junior guard got a feeling.

``In my heart, I was sure (that was where I wanted to be)," Walker said. "It's a great atmosphere and I really like the staff. I felt that their style of play fits me."

Gators coach Billy Donovan was sold after a pair of trips to Houston to watch the 5-foot-7 guard.

Donovan made the trip for a practice on Wednesday, returned to Gainesville for the Gators first practice since the players returned from Christmas break – and then came back to Houston for Walker's game.

Walker proceeded to score 21 points and made 5-of-10 shots from 3-point land.

``His range is no range," Christ the King coach Bob Oliva said. "His range is the locker room."

Donovan and assistant coach Donnie Jones were sold immediately after the game and the rest is history.

The Gators feel that the diminutive, tough-nosed Walker can play alongside 6-foot-5 Nick Calathes, who will come in next season.

``I feel like we can play together because of the way we think the game and both shoot the ball," Walker said.

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