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12 - Bill Walker

6-6, 220 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Kansas State Freshman
Birthday
10/09/87 (32.3 yrs)
Hometown
Huntington, WV
High School
North College Hill
2007 Statistics
Athleticism
9
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
9
Quickness
7
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
7
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
7
90 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Ruben Patterson

Aran Smith – 7/10/2006

Strengths: An absolutely jaw dropping, electrifying dunker capable of getting air like the greatest dunkers of all time, Jordan, Dominique, Vince Carter, Josh Smith etc. … His leg strength and explosiveness is off the charts … His skill level is still catching up, but he has shown tremendous progress over the past year … Improvements have been seen in shooting, feel for the game, as well as creating offense off the dribble … Over powers opponents with his body strength, and it will only get better as he’s just a 18 year old pup … Has a killer instinct, with a real nasty side to his personality. Has no problem dominating inferior competition, competes hard … His upside is incredible, but for now he’s a superstar athlete developing into a quality basketball player …

Weaknesses: Can get away with using his athleticism to dominate on the high school level, but he’s also working hard on his skill set and it’s showing positive results … A little stuck in between positions as a 6-5 small forward, but can become a shooting guard with work on his skills … Has a bit of a temper, which can get the best of him at times … Needs maturity and composure … Has very thick legs, and while he is quick, he lacks some of the quickness in his first step that many thinner wing players posses … Despite his aggressiveness and ability to tap into a nasty side, he also can coast at times … He must learn to develop better work habits and stay focused to maximize his abilities … His jumpshot off the dribble is a work in progress … Has had some knee tendenitis issues over his high school career, but it doesn’t appear to be a lingering problem … Had some off court issues (fighting with a classmate) along with OJ Mayo in his junior year …

Notes: Was a childhood friend and high school teammate of more heralded prospect OJ Mayo. Declared ineligible for the 06-07 season in Ohio high school basketball opening the door to be in the 2007 NBA draft. [Link]

YouTube Clip – 11/16/2007

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