Walker enjoyed trip to Louisville

Louisville commit Martez Walker is excited to get his sophomore season at Central Park Christian underway Tuesday night. Over the weekend, the 6-6 guard/forward made an unofficial visit to his future college home, and gave Inside The Ville an update on his progress Monday night.

University of Louisville commit Martez Walker, a 6-6 forward from Birmingham, AL., is gearing up for the start of his sophomore season Tuesday night.

Over the weekend, Walker made the five hour trip up Interstate 65 for U of L's season opener against UT-Martin.

"It was a good trip," Walker said Monday night. "I enjoyed hanging out with the fellas and my big brother – Jonathan Huffman. I also enjoyed talking to Coach Pitino and the game Saturday."

"I stayed at the dorm some Saturday and had a good time hanging out with all the guys," Walker said. "They all treat me like I'm part of the family."

Walker said that Huffman, who as his teammate last season at Central Park Christian, is making the transition from high school to college.

"He's doing real good, but it's a big difference for him going from high school to college," said Walker.

Walker's also doing well in school, recently getting a 3.2 GPA on his latest progress report.

"School's going good," he said. "I had four A's, two B's, and one C on my latest report card. I got the C in geometry."

Walker and the Eagles will open the 2005-06 season tonight, and he couldn't be more excited to get things started again.

"We're looking real good," Walker said. "Our first game is (Tuesday) against a team from Huntsville. Everybody at school is real excited about the start of the season. We're having a pep rally tomorrow. I'm excited, too."

Walker said he's made improvement in two keys areas since last season.

"I've been working real hard on my midrange game, and on my defense on and off the ball," he said.

Walker said his team is currently working to get some games together in Louisville this season. He also said he's planning a trip for the Cardinals game Jan. 21 vs. UConn.

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