Andre Walker - 54
Owns great range from the perimeter with solid ball handliing skills...Returned to the floor in 2009-10 after missing most of the 2008-09 season with a knee injury...Changed his number from 24 to 54 for his junior season.
2009-10 (RS Sophomore):
Played in 32 games and started 31...Averaged 6.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game...Scored a career-high 17 points in a career-high 38 minutes in an overtime win against Georgia at Memorial Gym (2/25)...Was 5-for-7 from the floor against the Bulldogs...Tallied 14 points on a career-high six made field goals at St. Mary's - also tied a career high with three points...Had four double-digit scoring games and four double-digit rebounding games...Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Missouri (12/2)...Had 10 rebounds each against Florida (1/9), South Carolina (1/16), and against Georgia (3/12)...Scored 10 points against Southern Miss (1/2) and Kentucky (2/20)...Had five or more assists on six occasions...Tied a career-high with six assists at South Carolina and against Murray State (3/18)...Tied a career-high with three steals against St. Mary's and Florida...Made six-of-six free throws in overtime win over Georgia, and was four-of-four in home win over Tennessee...Recorded nine points, on 3-of-4 shooting and had two steals in 25 minutes in season opening win against Lipscomb (11/16)...Posted an all-around floor effort of nine points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in season high 31 minutes vs. Illinois (12/8)...Blocked a career-high four shots while scoring 10 points and adding five rebounds in win over Southern Miss (1/2)...Nearly missed triple-double with eight point, 10 rebound, career-high seven assist effort in win over Florida (1/9). Also tied a career high with three steals vs. the Gators...Tallied team highs in rebounds (7), assists (5), and blocks (2) while scoring nine points in win over Tennessee (1/27)...Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting to go along with team-high seven rebounds in 31 minutes against Kentucky (1/30)...Led the team with nine rebounds vs. Tennessee (2/9)... Dished out five assists in 24 minutes of action in regular season finale against South Carolina (3/5).
Redshirted in 2008-09 after tearing the ACL in his right knee against MTSU on Nov. 24...Recorded four rebounds and two blocked shots in 19 minutes against Morehead State...Tied a career-high with 10 points on 3-5 shooting against Illinois ... Tallied four point and eight rebound effort in first career start against MTSU...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his work in the classroom.
Played in all 34 games as a freshman and averaged 11.2 minutes per game...Scored a career-high 10 points at Florida (1/27)...Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds vs. Auburn in the SEC Tournament (3/13) - also posted a career-best six assists against the Tigers...Had six rebounds on three different occasions during the year...Scored nine points vs. Valparaiso (11/20)... Played a career high 27 minutes and scored eight points against Alabama (3/8)... Made collegiate debut vs. Austin Peay (11/10); played 12 minutes and scored four points vs. Governors.
Brewster Academy (N.H.):
A foot injury cut short his lone season at the New Hampshire preparatory school.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School (Ill.):
Averaged 15 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists as a senior 2006 ... Named one of the most complete players in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune, he helped lead the Vikings to the Illinois Class 2A sectionals in both his junior and senior seasons ... Named First Team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Chicago Sun Times ... Named a McDonald's All-American nominee .. Selected to compete in the Illinois-Missouri All-Star game ... Named First Team All-Area in 2006 and Second Team All-Area in 2005 ... In summer 2005, Walker was a member of a Chicago Ferrari squad that won the 17-and-under AAU National Championship ... Broke the Illinois state record for most points scored in a half with 26 points during a contest at the Proviso West Christmas Tournament. Previous record of 23 points was held by Isiah Thomas who played at St. Joseph High School in Westchester ... Coached by Roy Condotti and Jim McLaughlin.
Andre Medart Walker, Jr. ... Born March 9, 1988 in Hayward, Calif. ... Son of Jane (deceased) and Andre Sr. ... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development... Chose Vanderbilt over Illinois, Creighton and Southern Illinois.