The same man who's name is 'Crash' (wouldn't this have been a great nick name for Walker??) plays with similar reckless abandon and showcased similar reckless abandon when he was a youngster. However, after years of sitting on the bench on a competitive Sac Kings squad, he went over the Charlotte and started blossoming as a athletic force.
The same COULD be said for Walker. I know, I know, you could probably just as easily do this for another player, but hear me out. You have 2 players, here are their college stats:
Season GP MPG PPG FG% 3FG% FT% APG RPG BPG SPG
Guess which one's which. Aside from the block/Stl averages, and PPG, all the other stats are very similar. First stat was Gerald Wallace's one freshman year in Alabama. Second stats were Bill Walker's freshman year (7 games) and sophmore year, after knee surgery. Here's a scouting report, guess who it is:
An elite athlete on any level, (blank) has the potential to be a big time NBA small forward. His power and explosion make him unstoppable around the basket. His skills with the ball are steadily improving, and he has the tools to be a multiposition defensive stopper. His play without the ball is the area of his game that needs the most work.
That is Bill Walker's scouting report. Sounds a lot like Gerald Wallace no? Again, take all this with a huge bag of salt, Walker is no where near Gerald Wallace's level (an all-star and the worst dunk contestant of all time), but I just wanted to make the comparison w/o just saying, "HEY, THAT BILL WALKER LOOKS LIKE GERALD WALLACE!!!"
Gerald Wallace Highlight Vid
Bill Walker highlight Vid
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