DeVon Walker will graduate and transfer from Florida

With a year of eligibility remaining, Florida guard DeVon Walker will graduate at the end of the spring semester and forego his last year at Florida in order to transfer to another program.

 

Walker was a huge part of the rotation to start the year for Mike White and his Gator basketball team that made it to the quarterfinals of the NIT Tournament at the end of the year. However, his offensive numbers dropped dramatically when he didn’t shoot the ball well. As the season progressed, his playing time dropped until he was basically unused for most of the last two-thirds of the season.

Walker scored just 40 points in 25 games played this season shooting just 22.8% from the field. He was a force defensively and White would insert him at times when his team needed a boost from that end of the floor.

In his career, he appeared in 85 games with 11 starts. He totaled 145 points and 102 rebounds. Walker was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in all four seasons at Florida. He missed last year with a torn ACL before the season.

“DeVon is an outstanding young man, and his we're proud of him reaching an important milestone with his upcoming graduation,” White said in a statement released from Florida. “We will support him however we can as he takes this next step in his academic and athletic pursuits.”

With Walker's departure, it leaves the Gators with nine returning scholarship players and Oldsmar Christian School (Oldsmar, FL) forward Dontay Basset and guard Eric Hester arriving in June as freshmen. The NCAA scholarship limit is 13, so the Gators could conceivably add two more scholarship players on roster if they can find the help. 


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