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Posted On: 12/27/17 2:42 PM
Timpanogos 6-foot-6 forward Tyler Walker is pretty sure knows what he’s looking for at the next level; that’s a certain style of play and a good mechanical engineering program.
Right now, he’s got plenty of JuCo options from the Northwest Athletic Conference, and says there’s been some late interest coming in from other in-state D1s.
“I’m just looking to play somewhere with good, fast tempo, fun to be around. Somewhere that has a good mechanical engineering program. I know basketball isn’t going to be in my life forever, so I’m looking to get a good education,” said Walker.
“I have a lot of NWAC offers, but no D2, D1 offers. I know Weber State has been looking at me a little bit,” said Walker.
He added: “I’d be totally fine going to a junior college for two years and moving to a bigger school.”
A combo-forward with an ability to play inside and out, Walker says his role at the next level will be to predominantly play from the wing spot.
“I make the biggest impact on defense, just rebounding and making big stops. I can shoot the ball, I have great court vision,” said Walker.
“I’m more comfortable playing on the wing, and the colleges I’ve talked to have said I have the skills to play on the wing, so that’s where I’ll play at the next level.”
With his senior season now well underway, Walker says his role has increased dramatically. And after a crazy tough schedule, his Timberwolves have started the season 5-4.
“Things that are different are that we don’t have as much depth as we did last year. So, me and the rest of the starting five really need to produce a lot more. I just need to score, get rebounds, play defense, a little bit of everything,” said Walker.
“Some goals are to have a huge year, whether that’s scoring or setting records for rebounds or blocks in a game. I plan on being first-team all-region, all-state, that’s some of my goals.”