Updated Profile: Rice HS 2008 Prospect

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a profile on Kemba Walker of Rice High School ...

PROFILE: Kemba Walker

HEIGHT: 6-foot

WEIGHT: 162 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Rice High School in New York City.

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Maurice Hicks

AAU TEAM; New York City Gauchos

AAU COACH LAST SEASON: Billy Lovett

WHAT HIS HIGH SCHOOL COACH MAURICE HICKS IS SAYING: "He's had a great season and shown he can play against any level of competition."

COLLEGES STARTING TO SHOW INTEREST: Rutgers, Memphis, Providence, St. John's, Cincinnati, Miami, Seton Hall.

BRIAN TOWEY'S VIEW OF RICE GUARD KEMBA WALKER: Walker has several trademarks that demonstrate the positives in his game -- the grunting intensity, the ever-running motor, and a defensive activity and awareness that render him seemingly everywhere at once.

MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW: Kemba Walker has proven so far this season he is worthy of high division one scholarships. He is like the energizer bunny -- he keeps running, he keeps defending, he keeps sprinting, he keeps attacking the basket.

Walker can dart past defenders and at the other end of the court move his feet smartly to take charges.

CONCLUSION: Kemba Walker is going to help some division one program win a conference championship. He can infect his teammates with his high energy approach to each possession.


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