Celtics Sign Forward Bill Walker

BOSTON - The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed 2008 second round draft pick Bill Walker. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Bill's hard work and skill development this summer has given us the belief that he can be in our short-term plans as well as our long-term plans." said Danny Ainge, Celtics Executive Director of Basketball Operations/General Manager.

Walker, a 6'6", 220-pound forward from Kansas State University was taken with the 47th pick by the Washington Wizards and was acquired by the Celtics for cash considerations. Walker earned Third Team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press and the league coaches as a redshirt freshman this past season. The former Wildcat ranked second on the team in scoring with 16.1 points per game which also was good for fifth in the Big 12. Walker scored 20 or more points nine times and topped the 30-point mark twice. Walker posted career averages of 15.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 37 games over two seasons for the Wildcats.

Walker was acquired in a draft night trade from the Washington Wizards on June 26, 2008 in exchange for cash considerations. Walker will wear #12.