"We are thrilled that Will has decided to join the Blue Demon basketball family" Wainwright said. "He is a skilled guard who also has the ability to score while still getting his teammates involved in the offense. Will is a tremendous addition to our program as we continue the challenge of BIG EAST basketball."
Walker, a 6-0, 165-pound guard, averaged 24 points, five assists and four steals per game as a junior. A starter since his freshman year, Walker has earned high honorable mention All-American honors by Street & Smith's, was listed among the top 10 players in the state of Illinois by Chicagohoops.com and was listed as the 11th-best point guard in the nation by RivalsHoops.com, the 13th-best by Scout.com and the 14th-best by Hoopmasters.com. Walker was also tabbed the 65th best senior in the nation by RivalsHoops.com, the 76th-best by Lindy's and the 78th-best by CBS Sportsline.com.
The Blue Demons begin the 2005-06 season, it's first as a member of the BIG EAST Conference and Wainwright's first as head coach, on Saturday when they host Bradley at the Allstate Arena. Game time is 1 p.m. (CST).
*** Walker is currently ranked as the 13th-best point guard and 78th-best overall player in the Class of 2006 by Scout.com.
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