It is easy to see why Clarksburg rising junior Andre Walker is attracting interest from several top college programs. He stands 6 feet 9 and has the potential to bulk up his 195-pound frame, having never followed a steady weightlifting program. He runs the floor well and has a nice touch.
Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon and Miami Coach Jim Larranaga have been in touch and Walker already holds a scholarship offer from DePaul. This past Saturday morning, Blue Demons assistant coach Brian Ellerbe sat alone in a corner of the gym watching while Walker played for the Mid-Atlantic Select in the D.C. Metro Certified Showcase.
Wafe Forest, Cincinnati, Washington and Virginia Commonwealth also have been in touch, Walker said.
“I know I’ve got a lot of work to do,” Walker said. “I really don’t worry about who I am right now. I just try to play hard every single game. Keep my head up, stay humble and stay in the gym.”
Walker plans to play in tournaments this summer with the Mid-Atlantic Select travel team. He plans to return to Clarksburg in the fall – he averaged 11.3 points last season -- but acknowledged several private school coaches are trying to recruit him to their schools as well.