Walker's On The Rise

Ty Walker seems to be clicking on all cylinders. The 7-foot, 220-pound junior is coming off a solid season, a state championship and he's picking up high-major scholarship offers.

Last weekend, Walker led Wilmington (NC) New Hanover to the state title by scoring 12 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and blocking 8 shots.

"It felt really good," Walker said of winning the state championship. "I felt a sense of relief go through me, 38-years is a long time to have not won a state championship."

Overall Walker averaged 19 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks per game for the Wildcats, who finished the season with the 4-A state title and a 29-4 record.

"The first few games [of the season] I felt as though I played well, then I had my ok games, then during the second half of the season I really stepped up a lot. Overall, I felt I did pretty good. I'll be even better next year."

Coaches are taking notice of the long, lean shot blocker. So far he claims scholarship offers from Wake Forest, NC State, Clemson, Virginia, UNC-Wilmington and East Carolina.

He's also receiving heavy interest from North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Kentucky and Miami. Walker's taken unofficial visits to North Carolina and Wake Forest, and those two sit at the top of his list.

"I like Wake and UNC, but when it comes to decisions I am wide open."

However, the process is in the beginning stages for Walker. This summer will play a huge role in his development, as he'll hit the club circuit with a loaded Boo Williams squad.


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