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Thursday / December 9.
  • Derrick Walker Planning Visits to Tennessee, St. John’s & Georgia

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    Derrick Walker, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound senior power forward from Sunrise Christian (KS), has narrowed his list to three schools and will visit them all in the New Year.

    Walker visits Tennessee on an official Jan. 2 and then trips to St. John’s Jan. 14 and Georgia Jan. 28 — both on unofficials.

    “They all have great coaches who know the game of basketball,” Walker said. “They’re all in great conferences with great exposure and all have a great atmosphere to be around. The attention and energy the three school are giving me right now is incredible.”

    After all three visits, Walker figures he’ll know where he wants to go.

    “I should know after my last visit where I’ll be committing,” he said.

    As for what skillset he brings, Walker said: “I’m very skilled at both offensive and defensive rebounding. I can score from the post. I think I have good footwork. I can be a floor general at times, meaning I’m a good vocal leader.”

    Said Sunrise Christian coach Luke Barnwell: “He is a tough defender and rebounder who is skilled with both hands around the basket. His upside will depend on his perimeter skillset due to being a little under-sized. If he can develop a perimeter jump shot he can be very dangerous.”

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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.