This man Lonnie Walker sure knows how to make headlines.
Nearly two weeks after headlining a star-studded list of NCAAB recruits to be named McDonald’s All-Americans, the pride of Reading, PA, Walker was honored by Jordan Brand. In doing so, he becomes The U’s first incoming player to be selected as both a McDonalds and Jordan Brand All-American.
The 6-5 shooting guard is ranked No. 18 in the ESPN Top 100 — Miami’s highest since Darius Rice (The GOAT) nearly 15 years ago. Walker tops Miami’s list of three top-100 players in their hoops class of 2017, joined by Chris Lykes (No. 46) and Deng Gak (No. 92).
The 18-year old’s possesses a 6-10 wingspan, thus, he’ll engage in our favorite defensive activity: Keeping the opposition STRAPPED. Walker’s presence further strengthens an already bright Hurricane defense. He also brings a unique blend of vision and ball control to pair with a clean midrange stroke and athleticism that is second to none.
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Best part, though? Lonnie Walker wants to be a Hurricane as much as anyone out there. He chose Miami over offers from Kentucky, Villanova, Syracuse and Arizona.
Walker averaged 16.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game on his way to being named Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. Additionally, he was a member of Philly AAU’s Team Final where Ja’Quan Newton and Davon Reed once displayed their many talents.
Lots to look forward to in Canes Hoopsville.