Bill Walker (basketball) life and biography

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Bill Walker (basketball) biography

Date of birth : 1987-10-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Huntington, West Virginia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-20
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard-forward for the New York Knicks, NBA Draft

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Bill Walker is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

The 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st) small forward was selected out of Kansas State University by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Boston Celtics in exchange for cash considerations. He was acquired by the Knicks in a deal sending Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry to the Celtics for Walker, Eddie House and J. R. Giddens.

Career history:

Boston Celtics (2008–2010)
New York Knicks (2010–present)

CAREER:

Selected after redshirt freshman season by Washington in second round (47th overall) of 2008 NBA Draft…Draft rights traded by Washington to Boston for cash considerations on Jun. 26, 2008…Acquired, along with Eddie House and J.R. Giddens, to New York for Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry on Feb. 18, 2010.

2009-10 (Celtics-Knicks): Had impressive stint in season’s second half upon acquisition by NY at trading deadline...Overall for Celtics/Knicks, averaged 9.4 points on .517 shooting (120-232) over 21.9 minutes in 35 games (13 starts, all with Knicks)...Played in eight games with Celtics, 27 with Knicks...Season Highs: Points: 28* (Apr. 14 at Toronto); Assists: 4*, twice; Rebounds: 7* (Apr. 14 at Toronto)...Went 50-116 (.431) from Downtown (all with NY) after going 0-1 from long range in 2008-09...Logged 768 total minutes over 35 games, as opposed to 216 minutes in 29 games as a Celtics rookie in 2008-09...Authored 14 double-figure scoring games (all as a Knick), including five 20-plus efforts...As A Knick: Appeared in 27 games (13 starts) with NY and averaged 11.9 points (321) on 117-226 FGA (.518) over 27.4 minutes (739)...Went 50-116 (.431) from Downtown as a Knick after not attempting a three-point field goal in eight games with Boston...Led Knicks in scoring four times and had five 20-plus scoring games with NY...Double-figure scoring in eight of his final nine games (Mar. 31-Apr. 14) with 15.6 points (140)...His 13 Knicks starts marked his first career NBA starts...Double-digit minutes in all 27 of his games with NY, including 30-plus minutes 10 times...From Downtown, had one five-homer game (Mar. 13 at Dallas) and one six-homer game (season finale at Toronto, Apr. 14)...Nailed 23 of his last 25 free throws (.920)...Appeared in each of the season’s final 27 games (Feb. 23-Apr. 14) and didn’t miss a game due to injury/illness as a Knick

COLLEGE:

Averaged 15.3 points and 6.0 rebounds with .454 shooting in 37 games over two seasons at Kansas State...Graduated from high school in October 2006 and joined K-State on Dec. 16, 2006, the first day of the second semester...Appeared in six games (six starts) with 11.3 points before missing the rest of the 2006-07 season with torn anterior cruciate ligament, left knee. Granted medical redshirt following knee injury...As a redshirt freshman in 2007-08, ranked second on team in scoring (16.1 points, fifth in Big 12) and rebounding (6.3 rebounds, tenth)...Scored 20-plus points nine times and 30-plus points twice, with career-high 31 points twice...Third Team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and league coaches as redshirt freshman.

PERSONAL:

Full name William Henry Walker...High school teammate of O.J. Mayo; attended Huntington High School in West Virginia before finishing his high school career at North College Hill.


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