With two scholarships in the 2012 class still to play with, head coach Tim Miles and the Nebraska Cornhuskers will host 6-foot-10 Walter Pitchford this weekend on an official visit. Pitchford played last season at the University of Florida as a freshman and has been granted his release to transfer.
"Even though he didn't play a lot this year, his attitude every day was phenomenal; always good energy, always good enthusiasm," said Florida head coach Billy Donovan when the University announced Pitchford was transferring. "I don't remember him ever having a bad day attitude-wise. He was always about the team."
A former Scout.com three-star prospect, Pitchford averaged 1.7 points in 13 contests in Gainesville.
During the time of his announcement to transfer, the Orlando Sentinel reported Pitchford was planning to leave to be closer to home in East Lansing, Michigan. The report indicated Pitchford's grandfather was ill. East Lansing is roughly 730 miles away from Lincoln, Nebraska.
During his senior season at Summit Christian Academy, the power forward averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks per contest.
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