Kemba Walker Has High D-1 Interest

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan has the latest on the recruiting process of outstanding guard Kemba Walker ...

New York City Gauchos coach Billy Lovett has been quick to praise the abilities of Kemba Walker, the 6-foot, 170-pound junior shooting guard/combo guard from Rice High School in New York City. Rice has traditionally produced major division one players. And the next couple of seasons will be no different.

The recruiting process of Walker has picked up significantly since the summer too. Here is Brian Towey's scouting report:

"Walker is a major talent. He plays with that trademark Rice tenacity, in attack mode at both ends of the floor. He's a difficult guy to contain off the bounce, dodgy and elusive. He's a scoring guard who brings it on both ends.

"Walker considers his ability to get the rim to be a major strength, as well as his defense. He's a tough guy for defenders to mark, jabbing and juking past."

Lovett stated today that Connecticut is the latest school to inquire about the talents of Walker. However, several other major programs have been aboard earlier. Among them: St. John's, Memphis, Cincinnati, Miami and Georgetown.

Coach Mo Hicks of Rice High School is among the best at developing young talent too. So the combination of the Gauchos AAU program and competing at Rice High School should benefit Walker in his progress as a player.


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