Lonnie Walker
Lonnie Walker


Lonnie Walker
Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association

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Lonnie Walker Walker dunking in the 2017 McDonald's All-American GameNo. 1 – San Antonio SpursPosition Shooting guardLeague NBAPersonal informationBorn (1998-12-14) December 14, 1998 (age 19)
Reading, PennsylvaniaNationality AmericanListed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)Career informationHigh school Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania)College Miami (Florida) (2017–2018)NBA draft 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall Selected by the San Antonio SpursPlaying career 2018–presentCareer history2018–present San Antonio Spurs Career highlights and awards

Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Reading High School in Pennsylvania. He signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Miami.[1] In January 2017 Walker was selected as an McDonald's All-American.[2]

Contents Early years

Walker attended Reading High School in Reading, Pennsylvania. Walker made his varsity basketball debut as a freshman and played 27 games averaging 8 points per game, and later as a sophomore he averaged 16.9 points per game in a short season due to injury. And in 29 games, as a junior, he averaged 17.1 points per game. During his senior year he averaged a career best 18.4 points per game and surpassed Reading High grad and former NBA player Donyell Marshall's school record in points by finishing with 1,828. On March 25, 2017, Walker led the Red Knights to their first state championship in the program's 117 year history in a 64-60 win over the Pine-Richland Rams. Walker finished the game with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists.[3] During the season Walker signed with the Miami Hurricanes, passing on offers from Villanova, Kentucky, Syracuse and Arizona.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date Lonnie Walker
SG Reading, PA Reading HS (PA) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Nov 16, 2016  Recruiting star ratings: Scout:   Rivals:   247Sports:    ESPN:   ESPN grade: 93 Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #32   Rivals: #29  247Sports: #17  ESPN: #18

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College career

Walker made his collegiate debut on November 10, 2017, recording 10 points and a season-high 5 assists coming off the bench in a 77–45 blowout win over Gardner-Webb University. He created new highs of 12 points and 5 rebounds on December 2 in an 80–52 blowout win against Princeton University before recording season-highs of 26 points and 7 rebounds during his first collegiate start three days later in a 69–54 win over Boston University. Against Louisville, he scored a game-high 25 points including an acrobatic layup in traffic to force overtime. In a game against Boston College, he hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to win 79-78. Walker finished the season averaging 11.5 points per game, leading the Hurricanes and being called the next Micheal Jordan .[5]

After his sole season with Miami concluded, Walker declared for the 2018 NBA draft.[6]

Professional career San Antonio Spurs (2018–present)

On June 21, 2018, Walker was selected with the 18th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA draft. Walker was later included in the 2018 NBA Summer League roster of the Spurs.[7] On July 11, 2018, the Spurs announced that they signed with Walker.[8]

Career statistics Legend   GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high College Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG 2017–18 Miami 32 18 27.8 .415 .346 .738 2.6 1.9 .9 .5 11.5 Personal life

During the 2018 NBA Draft Combine, Walker made public his interest in conspiracy theories.

In 2018, Walker also donated 300 pairs of Adidas sneakers to his hometown youth blacktop league.[9]

References
  1. ^ "Five Star Recruit Lonnie Walker commits to Miami Hurricanes". espn. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "2017 McDonald's All-American Game boys rosters announced". maxpreps. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "READING HIGH ARE THE STATE CHAMPS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!! by: Trey Erdman – Raw Sports". rawsports.tv. 
  4. ^ "Lonnie Walker recruiting profile". espn. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "One and done: UM's Walker enters NBA Draft". 
  6. ^ "Miami Basketball: Lonnie Walker leaves for draft; 'Canes roster could shuffle - College Hoops Watch". collegehoopswatch.com. 
  7. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2018 UTAH SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER". NBA.com. June 28, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018. 
  8. ^ "SPURS SIGN 2018 FIRST ROUND PICK LONNIE WALKER IV". NBA.com. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018. 
  9. ^ McPherson, Jordan (May 22, 2018). "Move over, flat earth believers. Lonnie Walker has a new conspiracy theory for you". Miami Herald. Retrieved June 21, 2018. 
External links San Antonio Spurs current roster 2018 NBA draftFirst round Second round Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game – Boys' MVPs


 
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