"There Are Only Two Schools I'm Interested In."

Kedric Prince of Illiniboard.com spent a great amount of time with Bolingbrook, Illinois star Willie Walker. This point guard is listed as one of the nation's top ten point guards in the class of 2006. Read here for more details and what two schools Walker likes.

Willie Walker is a 5-11, 170 point guard from Bolingbrook High School and is listed by Scout.com as a four-star recruit. According to Walker, he finished the season averaging 21.0 PPG, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per contest.

"My last game of the season we lost to Benet Academy. I scored just 11 points. Their coach had a great game plan to stop me from scoring; I was double-teamed a lot. One time this season I scored 33 against Glenbard South High School and they scouted that game. I'd say he's a real smart coach," said Walker. Walker's team finished the season with a 23-4 record. "We should have done better and next year we will," he added.

Walker lists two schools for his services and he's very serious about them both. "Right now I have two schools: Illinois and G. Tech. They both send me letters and newspaper articles everyday. Marquette offered me a scholarship. They've been to see me play a lot, but I really like Illinois and G. Tech," Walker said. "Coach Wayne McClain is the primary guy for me, but Coach Webster may get involved."

Walker has done his homework, unlike most players. "I know G. Tech is looking at another guard and they have a point guard coming in, just like I know Illinois is recruiting Mike Conley."

"I really like Illinois. They are the only school in the Big Ten that plays the way ACC schools do. They like to get out and run; that's why they are so good and beat people. They get a lot of fast-break baskets. I went to their game against Wake Forest and that was a great game, along with the crowd. That atmosphere was great," Walker said.

For those who don't know, Walker is the cousin of Michigan State guard Shannon Brown. Walker has spoken to Brown a lot about picking a college. The advice given to him was make sure you know who's coming in with your class and who they are recruiting, and no matter what you do make sure you see what style they play. Some coaches may tell you we'll get out and run, but when you get there it's nothing like they said.

"I'm definitely interested in Illinois. They have shown some interest in me, and my AAU coach Troy Johnson likes Illinois." Walker is only a junior, and he told me that he can not wait for the contact period to talk to the coaches.

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