NYC Guard Among Best In The Country

Reporter Mike Sullivan has story on talented guard Kemba Walker ...

Kemba Walker only knows one level of speed - fast. He plays the game extremely aggressively and consistently challenges the bigger bodies around the rim with his drives to the basket. On some nights, these moves to the basket motivate fans out of their seats.

"He's an exciting player to watch," said East Coast scout Tom Konchalski said about the UConn signee. "He has a chance to score every time he has the ball in his hands."

Kemba is likely to receive plenty of consideration for the McDonald's All American game and the nationally recognized Parade All American team. Konchaski agrees too and thinks Walker deserves to be considered among the best guards in the country.

Walker produced 18 points in the big matchup against St. Benedict's of New Jersey in the NIKE Super Six held at Madison Square Garden. It was a typical Kemba Walker game, one that made any voter for a major All Star game swing positive in his favor.

While Rice lost the competitive matchup to Danny Hurley's basketball program, Walker was given the sportsmanship award, normally given to the best player on the losing team.

Kemba is a winner no matter what the outcome of any basketball game Rice plays. He plays hard on every possession and in the great tradition of New York City guards -- he is relentless and fearless. He can shut down the best offensive guards too and will draw the tough opponents on a nightly basis. In other words, Walker doesn't rest on either side of the ball.

Walker should have no problem playing in a high level, physical conference in the Big East. After all, he makes his living being clobbered when he drives to the basket.


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