Rex Walters excited about opportunity

Former Kansas Guard Rex Walters is pumped about landing an assistant coaching position with Valparaiso.

The Crusaders newest addition interviewed for the job last Wednesday, and was offered the gig hours later.

"I definitely had a really good interview. He (head coach Homer Drew) offered me the job before I got off the plane (in Kansas City), and I have been on cloud nine ever since."

Walters is in Indiana and has already begun some of his duties.

"Individual workouts, that's a big part right now. I have to pass the NCAA recruiting test, then I'll be able to get on the road and look for some players for next year, who can represent the school and help us win ball games."

The 33 year-old Walters was an assistant coach for Blue Valley Northwest High School in Kansas City for a year. The last two months, he was a graduate assistant at Emporia State. Walters looks forward to his role at Valpo.

"It's exactly what I want to do. I want to be on the road recruiting and evaluating players. Also, coaching the current team to make them the best team possible in any way I can."

Walters spent seven seasons playing in the NBA and overseas. He already feels at home with the Crusaders coaching staff and players.

"They're great kids. When Coach Drew introduced me, they gave me a standing ovation, clapped, and shook my hand which made me feel very good." Top Stories