After cutting his list to 4 following his official visit to Miami, four star forward Anthony Walker III announced today he is going to be a Hurricane. The Canes beat out Pittsburgh, Illinois and Boston College for the commitment from the 6’ 9” 190 pound big man. Walker gives UM much needed help in the frontcourt as Miami graduates both Anthony Lawrence and Ebuka Izundu and even if Dewan Hernandez returns for his senior year next year there are minutes that needed to be filled.
Walker is wrapping up a prep stint at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire but hails from the talent rich Baltimore area. Walker is rated the 76th best player in the nation by Rivals and after helping his high school Perry Hall win back to back 4A state titles, Walker’s stock skyrocketed. He quickly picked up a dozen offers and then made the move to national powerhouse Brewster Academy to finish his high school playing career.
Following his visit to Miami over FSU weekend, Walker had this to say:
“It was great being out there just being able to see the coaches in person and spend a weekend with them and understand their goals. It was great. Their message was that they wanted me to know as a freshman I would come in and be able to make an immediate impact, using my versatility. I wouldn’t be stuck at one position. They would have me all over the court.”
Welcome to The U, Anthony.