2013 5-star PF talks Pastner, U of M

2013 power forward Chris Walker talks to TigerAuthority.com about his thoughts on University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner (and his youth).

Last week, 2013 five-star forward Chris Walker of Holmes County High School (Bonifay, Fla.) generated a sizable buzz when he announced on his Twitter account that he'd commit to a school on Nov. 15.

It wasn't a sentimental choice. Since he was a freshman, he simply envisioned committing on or around the first game of his junior year.

"Plus, I wanted to get it started, like get the class started and get it rolling," Walker told TigerAuthority.com. "I think, since I'm a top 10 prospect, I could get it started."

Walker lists Florida, Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Ohio State, Memphis and Texas.

U of M coach Josh Pastner stopped in on Walker on Monday, which happened to be Pastner's 34th birthday.

"I think he's a good man and good coach," Walker said. "I just can't believe how young he is. Isn't he like 20-something? I thought he was 25 or something.

"He's telling me that if I come there, I can make an impact as soon as I get there."

Walker said ideally that he'd like to take an unofficial visit to the U of M before Nov. 15.

When he decides, he said the most important thing to him is the team's current personnel.

"I want to see who all's there," Walker said. "I'm trying to do some homework and see what's up with everything."


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