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The state of California has a particularly strong class of prospects in 2015. One of the top players in that class is four-star wing scorer Cameron Walker. He's currently wide open, but could he be narrowing things relatively soon.
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Currently ranked No. 44 in the 2015 Rivals150, the 6-foot-7 small forward at Santa Maria (Calif.) Righetti is gearing up for what he hopes is a strong post season run in the CIF.
"It's going alright," Walker told Rivals.com when asked about his junior season. "We finished third in our league. We are hoping to make a good run in the CIF.
"I think I've been playing alright. I'm trying to score when it's open and when it's not facilitate and get my teammates open shots."
A pure scorer with excellent size for the wing, Walker can finish in transition, is a good jump shooter and passes well. He likes is ability to make plays for others but wants to continue to upgrade his ball skills in hopes of playing more as a shooting guard.
"I think my strengths are being able to facilitate and be a playmaker," said Walker. "I can drive and get my teammates open shots or myself one. Also, running in transition I can push the ball.
"I'm looking to improve on my ball handling and my strength the most. I want to be able to dribble like a guard because that's where I will play in college, and I need to be more physical in the college game."
On the recruiting front, Walker has been one of the most heavily targeted players on the West Coast. He has already been on unofficial visits to the campuses of Arizona State, San Diego State, Stanford, Fresno State, USC, UCLA, California and Florida and feels that he has solid offers from all of those programs. Additionally, Vanderbilt, Harvard, Colorado, Oregon State and Oklahoma have offered and are quite active.
By taking so many early visits, Walker has taken control of his recruitment and gotten a good sense for what he is looking for.
"I look for whether I can fit there basketball wise and if they have guys that play like me," said Walker. "I also look to see if I can come in and have a chance to play immediately. I don't want to sit a lot and I want to be able to have a chance to play as a freshman."
This spring and summer, Walker will hit the road with his longtime club the Compton Magic. He says that he plans to sign in November and his family indicated that he will be cutting his list of schools to a much more manageable list sometime before the start of travel ball. When Walker does cut his list and ultimately make a decision, his criteria is pretty clear.
"Academics and the relationships I have with the coaches will be first," said Walker. "How comfortable I am with them and if I'm able to see myself going to practice with them every day is going to be important."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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