As the Florida Gators look towards the 2015-2016 campaign, the team will be doing so without a former top-ten recruit. Per a report from Scout.com, forward Chris Walker is “unlikely” to return to the team next season.
After riding the pine on Florida’s Final Four team as a freshman, Walker saw his minutes rise from 4.8 to 14.6 per game as a sophomore.
Still, he struggled to just 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game, though he did shoot just under 54 percent from the field. That Gators also struggled, going 16-17 (8-10 SEC) and not making the postseason.
Just what happens next for Walker remains to be seen. He has not spoken of a plan to transfer to another program, but also hasn’t said anything about turning pro.
Walker has size at 6-foot-10, 220 pounds, but to say what he may or may not do next would be pure speculation. Given how he is a former five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American, it would be wise of him to just consider a transfer as his numbers at Florida make him a bit of a risk to draft purely on overall potential.
Nothing is definite yet regarding Walker’s future, but his name is still one to watch over the next few weeks.
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