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Wednesday / May 23.
  • Walker Visits Florida, Will Attend Kentucky Madness

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    Chris Walker is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2013, and a potential pro.

    The Florida native spent Saturday on the campus of the University of Florida, one of several schools he’s considering.

    “It was nice,” the 6-foot-9 Walker, the No. 2 small forward in the Class of 2013, said by text. “I watched Florida work out and scrimmage and got to have a one-one-one talk with Billy D [Donovan].

    “He told me they are recruiting me the hardest and I could get it done in my own state and I could come in and be an impact player.”

    Walker shared the visit with 2013 small forward Brannen Greene of Georgia.

    “I met the academic [person] and trainer and weight lifting [guy],” Walker said. “I met all the players and chilled with Brannen Greene. We took a tour of the school and watched the football game [a 41-3 rout of Florida Atlantic]. So it was a success.”

    Walker plans to take another visit next weekend, although he’s not sure where yet, and will then hit Florida State the weekend of Sept. 16.

    He also plans to attend Kentucky’s Midnight Madness Oct. 15.

    “Yes, I am,” he said.

    The Louisville Courier Journal reported that the Wildcats could host a monster group that weekend including 2012 recruits Shabazz Muhammad, DaJuan Coleman, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress, T.J. Warren and Willie Cauley, along with Walker and the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, from the Class of 2013 and 2014 standout Dakari Johnson of Montverde (Fla.) Academy.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.