Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Chris Walker to Florida, Promises National Championship
Florida coach Billy Donovan scored a major coup early Sunday morning when Chris Walker committed to the Gators over Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville.
“I will be playing college basketball for the University of Florida…and I will be teaming up with my teammate off the AAU squad, Kasey Hill, and together we will be the best duo in college basketball and we will win a national championship,” he said on a video on HTHoops.com.
The high-flying, 6-foot-10 Walker, out of Bonifay County (Fla.) Holmes County, is the No. 2 power forward in the Class of 2013, per Rivals.
His stay at Florida could be short as he is talented enough to be a one-and-done-type player, but with one year alongside Hill, they could do some serious damage.
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.