Walker Makes His Pick

Kemba Walker, Scout.com's No. 36 prospect in America, is no longer uncommitted. On Saturday, Walker became the 7th Top 10 point guard to make up his mind and offer a commitment.

Kemba Walker matched his rapid ascension up the point guard charts by making a very quick collegiate decision. The 6-foot point guard out of Manhattan (N.Y.) Rice committed to the Connecticut Huskies this week. He considered Cincinnati, St. John's and a host of high level programs.

UConn moved swiftly on Walker. After being named the MVP of the Cactus Classic in May, Jim Calhoun's crew immediately brought him to campus, offered a ride and ended the process.

It was almost like Walker was sitting on one particular program. "Actually, it was the school I was waiting for," Walker said. "It's probably my dream school."

Walker's proof that dreams do come true. Unranked prior to the spring, the tough leader went from Top 20 at his position to No. 36 nationally. Presently, he's the No. 4 ranked point guard in the Class of 2008.

"I know they got a couple of guards already," Walker said. "But, they said none of them are true point guards and they need a true point guard. Some of the other guys are scorers and they want me to come in and run the team.

"I'm a tough player. I'm not afraid of anybody and I love challenges. All my life I've always been told that I'm not good enough so that made me work harder."

Now that he's a Husky, Walker is ready to hand out his first assist. The Huskies had Scout.com's No. 2 prospect on campus last week and Walker is ready to help out if he can.

"(I want) Ed Davis. I like the way he plays. I really don't play with many big men. This is my first year playing with bigs and I know in college you need them. I played against Ed Davis in the Memorial Day Classic and he plays hard. He plays like me but he's bigger and he plays hard."


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