NCB On The Trail: Chris Walker

Florida adds flexibility 

December, 11, 2013
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It’s as easy as 1,2,3 because that’s what Florida coach Billy Donovan has put together in the nation’s No. 11 class -- a trio of prospects who play point guard, shooting guard and small forward. This group brings a unique blend of positional players who certainly are not married to one position. They are extremely strong on the perimeter and demonstrate interchange parts in their performances.

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1. Kentucky
Dakari Johnson, Julius Randle, Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress make up the most powerful frontcourt in the game. They can score, block shots and rebound with anyone.

2. Arizona
Brandon Ashley, Kaleb Tarczewski, Aaron Gordon.
This threesome is strong, long and explosive, and they use those gifts on both ends of the floor.

3. Syracuse
C.J. Fair, Rakeem Christmas, DaJuan Coleman, Baye Keita.
This bunch has both length and girth while protecting the basket and finishing inside.

4. Florida
Patric Young, transfer Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech) and Will Yeguete.
If Freshman Chris Walker becomes eligible in December this group could do serious damage together. They are extremely productive and could be dominant on the inside if Walker is playing.

Player of the Year
Marcus Smart. Nothing seems to faze this All-American. When you easily could have walked away from the college game and you come back, that means you are extremely confident in your ability. He has put up terrific numbers across the board, dominated the action at times and makes his team win -- that's what a POY does.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Signing two of the best players in the state has given Florida coach Billy Donovan one of the best recruiting classes in the nation.

And it could get even better.

The Gators signed PG Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde Academy) and PF Chris Walker (Bonifay, Fla./Holmes County) on Wednesday. ESPN.com rates them as the top two players in the state of Florida, and they rank No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, in the ESPN 100. ESPN also ranks the 6-foot Hill the nation’s No. 2 point guard and the 6-10 Walker the nation’s No. 4 power forward.

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Florida's Top 5 class is official 

November, 14, 2012
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Florida head coach Billy Dononvan announced the signing of two top flight prospects on Wednesday.

ESPN 100 prospects Kasey Hill (Eustis, Fla./Montverde Academy) and Chris Walker (Bonifay, Fla./Holmes County) -- both ranked in the top 10 in the 2013 classs -- officially signed their letters of intent with the Gators.

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Schuyler Rimmer no longer headed to UF 

September, 17, 2012
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ESPN.com has confirmed that power forward Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando, Fla./Boone) is no longer committed to Florida.

Rimmer was expected to walk on in Gainesville and then receive a scholarship as a sophomore. Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Stanford and South Carolina are schools after the three-star player.

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Power forward Schuyler Rimmer (Orlando, Fla./Boone) made his college decision on Saturday night with a verbal commitment to Florida and head coach Billy Donovan, ESPN.com confirmed.

Rimmer, a 6-foot-9, three-star prospect, chose the Gators over Boston College, Georgia Tech, Miami, Penn State and South Florida, among others.

ESPN's National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi watched Rimmer at the recent AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla. and offered up an evaluation.

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ESPNU 60 Greene picks Kansas 

December, 20, 2011
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ESPN.com confirmed on Tuesday that ESPNU 60 shooting guard Brannen Greene (Monroe, Ga./Mary Persons H.S.) has verbally committed to Kansas' 2013 class.

"The Kansas Jayhawks received an early Christmas present in the form of No. 20 junior Brannen Greene," said ESPN's Dave Telep. "Greene committed to Bill Self’s Jayhawks Tuesday morning."

"I kind of had a deadline," Greene told ESPN.com. "I felt like I had it to a solid four schools and I knew where I wanted to from there."

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