|David Walker - 11
BLAZER TRAILS: A hard-working player with good leaping ability, showed his rebounding prowess in his first season for the Blazers ... returns as one of five senior leaders on this year’s squad.
JUNIOR YEAR (1999-2000): Played in every game and led the club in starting assignments with 27 ... paced the squad in rebounding at 7.0 points per contest ...his average ranked 10th in C-USA ... recorded 10 double-digit scoring nights with a season-best 20 against South Alabama (Dec. 7) to go along with 10 rebounds ... that game was the first of six double-doubles last year ... added three straight double-double contests against Tennessee-Martin (Dec. 21), Holy Cross (Dec. 27) and Canisius (Dec. 28) as he averaged 13.7 points and 11 rebounds over that span ... collected 10 points and 10 rebounds against DePaul (Jan. 29) and 14 points and 10 boards against Houston (Feb. 2) ... hit a team-best 53.3 percent of his shots from the floor by converting 97-of-182.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two years at Oklaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Florida for coach Bruce Stewary … averaged 12.1 points and 8.9 rebounds as a sophomore … first team All-Panhandle Conference selection … also selected to the FCCAA/NJCAA Region VII All-Tournament team … Raiders were 20-11 and were the Panhandle Conference champs.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Springfield (Tenn.) High School for coach John Darden … averaged 18.0 points and 10.0 rebounds as a senior for the Yellow Jackets … first team All-State selection … Tennessee state Coca-Cola Player of the Year … averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born October 22, 1979 in Springfield, Tennessee …son of Jean Walker … full name is David Sergio Walker … a criminal justice major.