Aggressive rebounder who averaged 2.1 offensive boards a game.
Plays with an extremely high motor. Runs the court hard, rebounds.
Stretch 4 potential. Shot 35% from 3, 47% from 3 over the last month of the season.
Good athlete with great mobility and length.
Very limited as a playmaker. 41 AST-76 TOs.
Unpolished half-court offensive skill set. Not much of a post game.
Average defender who may be considered undersized against top NBA bigs.
Walker plays with a high motor and is a great rebounder. He crashes the glass on both ends of the court and constantly runs the floor looking for easy transition buckets. He has a solid three-point shot that has to be respected by defenses. He needs to refine his half-court skills as he is a limited playmaker who does not have a reliable post-game or mid-range shot.
All-Pac-12 First Team (2022)
Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2021)
Walker unfortunately did not fare well when defending out of position, ranking in the 34th percentile. He fouls often, and his numbers are inflated upwards because opponents shot 25% on 3s. He fares much better in switches than matching up out of position.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.