By Marcus Shockley
Chris Walker (6’8″, SF/PF, 2013) isn’t a household name yet, even in recruiting circles. That will probably change in the very near future, as the current 2011 class moves on and the ever-present need for big men in the college ranks means that Chris and his fellow 2013 recruits will be even more highly sought after targets. That doesn’t mean college coaches aren’t aware of him; he’s already garnered a bevy of D1 offers and has extensive interest from major programs across the country.
Chris is mobile, a shot blocker, quick to the rim, with hops and athleticism. But he can also shoot, which makes him the type of player who can be dangerous at any level. In this installment of 7 Questions, we caught up with Chris and got the latest on his thoughts on his future college choice, and what he’s working in his game. Chris currently has several offers on the table from quite a few schools.
Note: this chat was over Twitter’s messaging system, so we were limited to how much space we could put in each message. I’ve edited this slightly in some places to reflect the entire conversation without Twitter’s abbreviation.
1. What’s your school list, and who’s offered that you are looking at?
Florida State (offer)
2. Do you have a timetable for a decision?
I’ll make a decision pretty soon or this summer [and] if I don’t by then I know my junior year!!
3. What parts of your game do you feel are the strongest?
Strongest part is me being able to dominate in transition and me being
able to take a big man out and blow past and finish, [getting an] “And 1”
4. What parts of your game are you currently working on?
I’m workin on: my foot work, my jump shot, my range, my handles, my jumping ability, my
speed, post moves, outside moves […] Gotta get right before this summer
5. Do you see yourself as a pure post player, and what position would you like to
play in college? PF, or something else?
Naw, I’m a combo forward a 3 [and] 4 in college, I don’t know yet, depends on how my body develops.
6. Do you have a favorite player who’s game you like?
High School: Love Quincy Miller’s [because] we play alike game and Austin Rivers’ game
College: Perry Jones [because] we play alike [and] Terrance [Jones] from Kentucky
NBA: Lebron, Kevin Durant
7. If you could tell people one thing they don’t know about [you], what would it be?
I would tell them I’m the youngtruth, and I’m [going to be] one and done, and I work harder than the average human being, and I am [one of] the best in [the class of] 2013.
Hey, if you like this kind of basketball coverage, do yourself a favor and sign up for the BasketballElite.com newsletter, which is free for basketball lovers.
[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by chris walker and Marcus Shockley. Marcus Shockley said: Check out the 7 Questions interview with recruit @chriswalker23, '13, target of Kentucky, Tenn, Florida, more. http://bit.ly/gKt2Zy […]