Friday, June 26, 2015

Antoine Walker Named to UK Athletics Hall of Fame

Antoine Walker has been named to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.

Walker was a key member of the 1996 national championship team. He went on to enjoy a successful 12-year career in the NBA.

Here is an excerpt of a release from UK:

Antoine Walker, Men’s Basketball, 1995-96

Key member of the 1996 national championship team, regarded by many as one of the greatest college basketball teams of all-time … Averaged 15.2 points and a team-best 8.4 rebounds on the 1996 national title team… First-team All-SEC by both the AP and league’s coaches in 1996 … Named to the 1996 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … Two-time All-SEC Tournament Team member … Earned SEC Tournament MVP honors after leading UK to the 1995 league tourney title … Finished career with 806 points and 450 rebounds in just two seasons … Selected by the Boston Celtics sixth overall in the 1996 NBA Draft … Spent 12 years in the NBA …Three-time NBA All-Star … Averaged double-figure scoring in his first 10 seasons in the NBA.

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