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UL’s Walker Now SoCal Youth Hoops Coach

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Former Louisville power forward Samaki Walker averaged just 5.3 PPG and 4.7 RPG over the course of ten uneventful NBA seasons. In fact, his career highlight might be the all-white suit and top hat he was wearing when the Dallas Mavericks made him the ninth overall pick of the 1996 draft.

Since retiring from pro basketball in 2011 - he spent time in the IBL, Russia, Syria, Lebanon, China and South Korea following his final NBA season in 2005-2006 with the Indiana Pacers - Walker has settled down in Southern California, where he works as a youth basketball coach and motivational speaker.

Walker spent two seasons with the Cardinals (1994-1996), averaging 14.3 PPG, 7.3 RPG and 2.4 BPG and providing a solid interior presence for a team that reached the 1996 Sweet Sixteen. His draft day outfit will be a tough one to top for any of this year’s prospects.

 
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