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Posted On: 08/30/18 12:59 PM
An up-and-comer in Northern California, 5-foot-9 point guard Cameron Walker is poised to have a breakout sophomore season.
The Turlock floor general is a pass-first guy who excels at setting his teammates up for success. He says it’s his favorite thing to do on the floor.
“I just like being a leader out there, as a point guard, that’s kind of what you have to do. I find it fun to just get in there and throw dimes and hit open shots when needed,” said Walker.
“I’m working on speed, quickness, strength and then just defense. And being more active and aggressive, so that I can get easy steals whenever I need.”
As the starting point guard for Stanco Stampede 15U this past spring and summer, Walker got some nice training for what could be breakout sophomore season with Turlock.
“I just needed to do it all this summer and get my teammates the ball. And it was good, it just showed me what I needed to do and what to work on to get better.”
He’ll take that learning experience from the summer into his starting role with the Bulldogs. An increased role from his backup one a season ago.
“Last year, whenever the starters needed a break I was in there do do what I could. And I would just give it my all, because I knew if I needed more playing time, I would have to keep doing the things that coach wanted,” said Walker.
“I’ll be a starter this year, so I’ll need to do more and accomplish more in games, so it should be good.”
Although he still has plenty of time left in his high school career, the sophomore has already gotten a bit of a head start on his recruitment. He explained: “I went to the Loyola Marymount camp and Sacramento State's, and I went to another one at CSU Stanislaus. And there’s a few other schools that have reached out to me about camps and saying they’ll be watching my games,” said Walker.
“Hopefully that picks up, because I want to play D1 college ball. But at the end of the day, if you’re playing any college ball anywhere, you’re lucky.”