One of the best remaining unsigned senior big men is Maurice Walker. The Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy center is improving each time out on the floor. He is soon getting ready to take some visits and gain information on schools before making his ultimate college decision.
At 6-foot-10 and 270-pounds, Walker casts an imposing shadow on the basketball floor. A big man with good hands and solid footwork, Walker has focused on getting in better shape and being more consistent in his time at Brewster.
"Playing at a higher level forces you to perform better," said Walker. "There is a lot more running than I am used to, so that is helping. The competition is just better, so I am forced to work on my game."
For the longest time, Walker seemed like he was destined to end up as a member of the Pitt Panthers. However things might have changed, and now Walker is taking a look around at several other schools.
"Right now I am not too sure about Pitt," said Walker. "Pitt was my leader for the longest time all summer up until they filled all their scholarships. They are still working on getting me a scholarship. If they get me a scholarship I could see myself going there. I have to keep my options open because I don't know if that will happen."
Some of the other schools that have offered Walker include Oklahoma, Seton Hall, Rutgers, and Georgetown. Walker says that he plans to visit the three Big East schools at the completion of his season at Brewster.
"I like that conference," said Walker about the Big East. "Being from Toronto, the Big East is basically the only thing we get to see because it is the closest conference to us. I have been watching the Big East and I am most familiar with it."
When on the visits, Walker is simply looking for a school where he is going to fit in. The native Canadian is looking for a place that will help him accomplish his future goals.
"I want to go somewhere that makes me feel at home," said Walker. "Somewhere that I can relate to the people, and where I can strive to get to the next level, and help me get to my goal of being in the NBA or making money playing basketball."
Walker is currently rated as the No. 12 center, and the No. 118 prospect in the Rivals150.