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Billwalker
Bill Walker
Position  Small Forward
Height  6ft. 6in.
Weight  220lb
Jersey #  12
Birthdate  Oct. 19, 1987

William Henry Walker (born October 9, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), commonly referred to as Bill Walker, is a small forward with the Boston Celtics. Walker was selected out of Kansas State University by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick in the second round of the 2008, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Boston Celtics in exchange for cash considerations.

Latest NewsEdit

According to Doc Rivers: "Bill will get under a lot of people's skins because he plays so physical and cuts so hard. People don't like it, but it's what's going to make him a good player." This was after a confrontation with Houston's Tracy McGrady on the court in an early-season game. [1]


BackgroundEdit

StatisticsEdit

College: Kansas State
Years pro: Rookie
Acquired: Drafted No. 47 overall by Washington in 2008 (rights traded to Celtics for cash considerations.)
2008/2009 salary: Not disclosed by team.
Signed through: 2008-2009, team option for following season.
Last year's numbers: 16.1 ppg, 1.9 apg, 6.3 rpg at Kansas State.

StrengthsEdit

Walker is a very good dunker. He is also known for his athleticism and intensity.

WeaknessesEdit

While lack of experience is an issue for any rookie, Walker played only 37 games in 2 seasons at Kansas State.

High schoolEdit

Walker was a three-year starter at North College Hill High School, where he was a consensus Top 10 high school recruit and a teammate of O.J. Mayo. His achievements include:

  • 2006 PARADE All-America Boys Basketball Second Team
  • 2006 USA Today All-USA High School Boys Basketball All-Junior Team
  • 2006 EA Sports High School Boys Basketball First Team
  • Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team with Walker averaging 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He was selected the USA Today National Player of the Week on March 27, 2006. In the fall of 2006, Walker graduated early after it was ruled that he had used all of his high school athletics eligibility the previous year. This was the second time he suffered this type of injury, going through surgery and rehab in his right knee in 2003.

NBAEdit

Many considered Walker a lottery pick, but he suffered the third knee injury in his career during a workout at the Golden State Warriors facility on June 15, 2008. He remained in the draft despite the injury, and was selected on June 26, 2008 by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick in the 2008, but was subsequently traded to the Boston Celtics for cash considerations after visiting the Celtics three days earlier. He was expected to have minor surgery in July that would keep him out for three to four weeks.

External linksEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. "[1]", Boston.com, Frank Dell'Apa. Ocgtober 13, 2008.

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