BOCA RATON, Fla. - When the juniors and seniors took the court of Lynn University in Boca Raton (Fla.) for Sunday's action at the Adidas Superstar Classic, junior forward Chris Walker was the highest ranked guy in the gym. Because of that, all eyes were on him and he didn't disappoint.
The 6-foot-9 forward from Bonifay (Fla.) Holmes County didn't show any signs of rust after a ten-hour drive to make the event as he flaunted his well above average athleticism and length while mostly toying with his opponents.
"I just wanted to come here and try to learn new stuff as always," said Walker. "I wanted to play hard and to try and win."
The reality of the matter is that winning in a Showcase setting didn't really mean anything. What mattered was that Walker looked to be backing up his claims that he was working hard to be more versatile.
The eighth ranked player in the class of 2013 Rivals150 looked a little stronger and like he'd been working on his all-around game as he tries to develop into a four/three combo forward.
"I'm working on my ball handling, trying to get my ball handling tighter," said Walker. "I'm working on my shooting, trying to get more of a jump shot than a set shot. Also rebounding, timing the shot and then blocking out."
Walker has also been busy with visits this fall. He's been to both Florida and Florida State unofficially and will trip to Kansas for their Late Night in the Phog festivities in a few weeks.
"I want to see how they do their things," said Walker of what he'll look for in Lawrence. "I want to see the campus, get to meet the coaches and hopefully spend some time with their players."
Just a few weeks ago, the avid twitter user had tweeted that he would be making his final college choice in mid-November. However, Walker backed off that saying that he's instead going to take his time and would also like to eventually see places like Kentucky, Ohio State, Memphis, Louisville and others whether it be officially or unofficially.
"I felt as though I wanted to get my recruiting done so I was going to commit," said Walker. "But, I talked to my mom and my coaches and my dad and they were like man stay and enjoy it and slow it down. I just thought I was ready for a minute, but I guess I wasn't.
"I just want to see everything. All the colleges before I make a decision."