Posted On: 04/12/18 4:29 PM
Faith Lutheran junior Brevin Walter is not just one of Nevada’s best hoopers, but he’s a guy that gets it done in the classroom, too.
As a result, Walter — Nevada’s 15th-ranked 2019 — has started to draw some interest from Ivy League programs for his hoops prowess.
And according to the 6-foot-4 guard, it’s his ability to shoot from deep that is most eye-catching about his game.
“I believe shooting is my best attribute, and my ability to score. I like to shoot the outside shot a lot. And I believe I’m a pretty good passer and a team player with lots of leadership,” said Walter.
“I would say I need to keep getting better defensively, and keep getting quicker.”
As a junior with the Crusaders, Walter averaged 14 points and four rebounds per game. He was the youngest starter on the team, but says he learned some valuable leadership techniques in the process.
“I believe I played pretty well this year. I got to grow into a bigger role as more of a main scorer, but we had a veteran team, quite a few seniors. I was the only junior that started, but I grew into a leadership role in the process,” said Walter.
Now, he’s into his AAU season, and has the opportunity to play with the Las Vegas Knicks’ 16U team in the adidas Gauntlet’s Gold Division.
“I’m really excited to play for Lamar Bigby, who runs the Knicks. And, I’m also very excited to play in the bigger adidas stuff, I haven’t gotten to play in that bigger stuff,” said Walter. “Now, I’ll get to travel across the nation and play against the best players in the country.”
He added: “I’m looking to get a few offers and continuing to pursue my dream of playing Division I basketball.”
Those Ivy League programs showing are Division I programs, and it’s Dartmouth, Yale and Princeton that he’s seen early interest from. Other programs, Denver, UM-Kansas City and Concordia-Nebraska have reached out, too.
But it’s the Ivy interest that’s most intriguing.
“I would love to play for an Ivy League,” said Walter. “Not everyone is going to be able to play in the NBA someday. Getting a bigger college education like that would set me up for my entire life, with a job and career. That would be extremely awesome to play in the Ivy League and get my education paid for.”