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Boston Celtics | #8 | Guard

Kemba

Walker

PPG

20.4

RPG

3.9

APG

4.8

PIE

13.0

6'0" | 184lb | 30 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2019-20: Appeared in 56 games averaging 20.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 31.1 minutes per game…Shot 42.5 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three and 86.4 percent from the free-throw line…Made his Celtic debut against Philadelphia on Oct. 23 and recorded 12 points, two rebounds and two assists in 34:15…Recorded three straight games of 30-plus points from Oct. 26 through Nov. 1…Recorded 39 points against Brooklyn on Nov. 27…Netted a season-high 44 points against Indiana on Dec. 11…Handed out a season-high 11 assists against Detroit on Dec. 20…Recorded 40 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Milwaukee on Jan. 16…Named a starter from the Eastern Conference for the second straight season for the 2020 All-Star game in Chicago. 2018-19: Appeared in 82 games (all starts) averaging 25.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.24 assists in 34.9 minutes per game…Shot 43.4 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from three and 84.4 percent from the free throw line…Recorded a career-high 60 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals against Philadelphia on Nov. 17 which was the highest scoring game ever by a Charlotte player…Became just the sixth player in NBA history to follow a 60-point game with a 40-point performance on Nov. 19 against Boston when he netted 43 points…Was one of two players in the NBA to average at least 25.0 points and 5.0 assists while playing in all 82 regular season games joining Washington’s Bradley Beal…Named to his third straight All-Star game and his first as a Starter…Recorded 62 games of 20 or more points, 28 games of 30 or more points, seven games of 40 or more points and one game of 50 or more points…Recorded 10 double-doubles on the season. 2017-18: Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 22.1 points, 5.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 34.1 minutes per game... Named a 2018 NBA All-Star, his second All-Star appearance, the seventh All-Star in Charlotte franchise history and only the third to do so in consecutive years (Mourning: 1994 and 1995, Rice: 1996, 1997 and 1998)... Finished with 11 points, two rebounds and an assist 14 minutes on the floor in the 2018 All-Star game... Led the team in points (1,770), field goals (588), free throws (363), assists (444), three-pointers (231), steals (91) and minutes played (2736)... Ranked 18th in the NBA and seventh in the Eastern Conference in scoring average (22.1)... Tallied season-high 47 points at CHI on 11/17 on career-high 17 made field goals, the highest scoring road performance in franchise history... Recorded 46 points vs. MEM on 3/22 including a franchise single game record of 10 three-point field goals (10-14 3PT) becoming one of only two players to hit 10 three-pointers in a game during the 2017-18 season (Curry, GSW)...With 21 points on 3/21 vs. CLE became the franchise’s all-time leading scorer passing Dell Curry, he finished the season with a career point total of 9,907... With two three-point field goals made on 2/4 at PHX, Walker became the franchise’s leader in total three-point field goals made, he finished the season with 1,023 three-point field goals and became the only player in franchise history to hit 1,000 or more three-pointers...On 3/28 vs. CLE Walker hit five free throws and moved past Gerald Wallace to become the franchise’s all-time leader in free throws made, he finished the season with 2,018 free throws made... Walker made 53 straight free throws from 3/10 through 4/1 to set the franchise’s record for most consecutive free throws made... At season’s end Walker sat alone with the most 20-point games (237), 25-point games (129), 30-point games (56), 45-point games (3) and 50-point games (1)…2016-17: Appeared in 79 games (all starts), averaging a career-high 23.2 points, 5.5 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 34.7 minutes per game... Named a 2017 NBA All-Star, the seventh in Charlotte franchise history... Finished with seven points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal in 20 minutes on the floor in the 2017 All-Star game... Became the fourth Charlotte player to compete in the three-point contest at All-Star Weekend in 2017... Finished third in the contest, tallying 17 points in the final round and tying the best finish ever by a Hornets player (Scott Burrell – 1995 and Glen Rice – 1997)... Led the team in points (1,830), assists (435), three-pointers (240) and steals (85)... Ranked 17th in the NBA and seventh in the Eastern Conference in scoring average (23.2)... Had the second best scoring average and second most total points in a single season in franchise history (1,830)... Had 55 games with 20-or-more points on the year, the second most in franchise history... Hit the sixth most threes in the NBA (240)... Scored a game-high 31 points, with three boards, eight assists and a steal vs. Denver on March 31... Logged a game-high 31 points, with four rebounds, nine assists and a block vs. Phoenix on March 26... Posted a game-high 33 points, with four rebounds, one assist, and one block at Miami on March 8... Notched a team-high 34 points, with two rebounds, two assists and a steal at L.A. Clippers on Feb. 26... Scored a game-high 34 points, with seven rebounds, six assists and two steals at Detroit on Feb. 23... Recorded 31 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and a block at New York on Jan. 27... Scored a game-high 32 points, with four rebounds and eight assists vs. Toronto on Jan.20... Notched a game-high 32 points, with seven rebounds and five assists at Detroit on Jan. 5... Grabbed nine rebounds, scoring 34 points, with four assists at Chicago on Jan. 2... Had a game-high 37 points, with five rebounds and five assists vs. Cleveland on Dec. 31... Posted a season-high 40 points, with 10 rebounds and six assists vs. Toronto on Nov. 11…2015-16: Appeared in 81 games (all starts), posting averages of 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes per contest... Garnered seven first-place votes (166 points overall) for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, ultimately finishing in second place... Recorded career-highs in points per game (20.9), field goal percentage (.427), three-point field goals (182), three-point field goal percent- age (.371), free-throw percentage (.847), free-throws per game (4.6), rebounds per game (4.4), 20-point games (40) and 30-point games (13)... Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of Week on two occasions (weeks ending in March 13 and Jan. 26)... Was one of five players and only non-All-Star player in the NBA to have tallied at least 1,600 points, 400 assists, 300 rebounds, 100 threes and 100 steals during the season (Stephen Curry – GSW, James Harden – HOU, Kyle Lowry – TOR and Russell Westbrook – OKC)... Tallied a career single-season best 13 30-point performances, ranking fourth in the Eastern Conference... Led the NBA in scoring in late and close situations (last two minutes of the final quarter when the game is within four points) with 83 points... Logged three double-doubles on the season... Recorded eight games with 10-plus free throws made... Notched a Charlotte franchise-best and career-high 52 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a double-overtime victory on Jan. 18 against Utah... Recorded 40 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals on Jan. 22 at Orlando... Finished with 39 points, five assists, four boards, three blocks and two steals on Nov. 23 vs. Sacramento... Had 38 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals vs. Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 28... Registered 35 points, seven rebounds and seven assists on March 9 vs. New Orleans... Totaled 34 points, seven rebounds and six assists on March 7 vs. Minnesota... Posted 34 points, five rebounds and two assists on April 6 at New York... Tallied 33 points, 10 assists and two rebounds vs. Indiana on March 4... Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds, adding 27 points and four assists on April 1 vs. Philadelphia…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 22.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 37.1 minutes per game while shooting 36.6 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from three and 94.3 percent from the free throw line…2014-15: Played in 62 games with 58 starts... Averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds in 34.2 minutes... Ranked sixth in the NBA in assists per turnover (3.2), ranked 18th in steals per turnover (0.9), ranked 24th in assists, tied for 25th in scoring, tied for 25th in minutes and ranked 28th in steals... Scored in double figures 51 times, including 19 games of 20 points or more, five games of at least 30 points and one game of 40 points or more... Hand-ed out double-figure assists four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once... Recorded four double-doubles... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 11... Scored at least 28 points in six consecutive games from Jan. 3-14, the longest streak in Charlotte NBA history... Recorded a career-best three straight games of 30 points or more from Jan. 3-7... Scored a career-high 42 points on a career-high 15 field goals on Dec. 27 against Orlando, including 35 in the second half, the most points by a player in a half in Charlotte NBA history... Scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds on Nov. 21 against Orlando... Scored 26 points, including the game-tying three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in regulation and the game- winning basket with 5.1 seconds left in overtime, in the season opener against Milwaukee as the Hornets recorded the largest comeback in Charlotte NBA history... Played a career-high 49 minutes on Dec. 29 against Milwaukee... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 21 times, in assists 35 times, in steals 26 times, in blocks seven times and in rebounds once... Missed 20 games due to a left knee cyst that required surgery…2013-14: Played in 73 games, starting all 73... Averaged a career-high-tying 17.7 points and career highs of 6.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 35.8 minutes... Tied for 13th in the NBA in assists, tied for 17th in minutes played, ranked 20th in assists per turnover (2.64), ranked 27th in free-throw percentage (.837) and ranked 31st in scoring... Scored in double figures 60 times, including 32 games of 20 points or more and five games of at least 30 points... Handed out double-figure assists nine times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once... Recorded nine double-doubles and one triple-double... Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 23... Scored in double figures in a career-best 22 straight games from Nov. 20-Jan. 1... Scored 20 points or more in a career- best six straight games from Dec. 14-23... Also scored 20 points or more in five straight games from March 22-31... Scored 25 points or more in three straight games from Jan. 11-15, tying the longest streak of his career... Posted his second career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds on April 4 against Orlando... Scored a season-high 34 points on Dec. 20 at Detroit... Scored 24 points and handed out a career-high 16 assists on Feb. 19 against Detroit... Fell one assist shy of a triple-double with 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds on Dec. 23 against Milwaukee... Had a career-high four blocks on Dec. 11 against Orlando... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 25 times, in assists 52 times, in steals 28 times, in blocks 12 times and in rebounds twice... Missed the first game of his NBA career on Jan. 20 due to a left ankle sprain, snapping his consecutive games played streak at 190... Saw action in four playoff games, averaging 19.5 points, 6.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 38.3 minutes... Scored in double figures in all four games, tallying a pair of games with 20 points or more…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in four games where he averaged 19.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals in 38.3 minutes per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from three and 77.8 percent from the free throw line…2012-13: Started all 82 games... Averaged career highs of 17.7 points, 5.7 assists and 2.0 steals along with 3.5 rebounds in 34.9 minutes... Ranked fifth in the NBA in steals, 20th in steals per turnover (0.8), tied for 21st in scoring and 25th in assists... Scored in double figures 74 times, including 30 games of 20 points or more and four games of 30 points or more... Handed out 10 or more assists five times... Recorded five double-doubles... For the second straight season, was the team’s only player to play in every game... Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 33 times, in rebounds three times, in assists 65 times, in steals 46 times and in blocks seven times... Recorded four double-figure scoring streaks of at least 10 games, including a pair of career-long 18-game streaks from Dec. 29-Feb. 4 and March 3-April 5... Scored a career-high 35 points on Jan. 21 against Houston... Scored 34 points on a career-high 13 field goal on March 27 against Orlando... Scored 23 points and handed out a career-high 13 assists on Apr. 15 against New York... Had a career-high and franchise- record-tying eight steals on Nov. 10 against Dallas... Played in the 2013 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend, posting eight points, eight assists, two steals, one rebound and one block in 20 minutes…2011-12: Appeared in all 66 games as a rookie, with 25 starts... Averaged 12.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 0.9 steals in 27.2 minutes... Ranked 29th in the NBA in assists... Ranked third among NBA rookies in assists, fifth in scoring, seventh in free-throw percentage (.789), seventh in minutes played, ninth in steals and tied for 19th in rebounding... Was the team’s only player to see action in every game... Recorded the only triple-double by a rookie on the season with 20 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds on Jan. 28 vs. Washington... Scored in double figures 44 times, including nine games of 20 or more... Recorded double-figure assists two times and double-figure rebounding once... Led the team in scoring nine times, in rebounds four times, in assists 26 times, in steals 21 times and in blocks six times... Was one of nine rookies selected to play in the 2012 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend and recorded a double-double in the contest, tallying 10 points, a game-high 10 assists, five rebounds and two steals in 25 minutes... Scored a season-high 23 points on Jan. 14 against Golden State... Averaged 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 25 starts.

BEFORE NBA

Played three seasons at the University of Connecticut, averaging 16.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 111 career games... Led the Huskies to the 2011 NCAA Championship and earned Final Four Most Outstanding Player honors after averaging 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists in six NCAA Tournament Games... As a junior in 2010-11, earned Consensus First Team All-America honors after averaging 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 37.6 minutes in 41 games played... Received the Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard... Was one of only two players in the nation to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and four assists... Named First Team All-Big East... Named Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player after setting a new tournament record with 130 points in five games... Set UConn single-season records with 965 points, 316 field goals, 258 free throws and 1,543 minutes played... Ranked fourth nationally and second in the Big East in scoring... Led the Big East in minutes played, ranked third in steals, ranked eighth in assists and ranked ninth in both free-throw percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio... Scored in double figures in 40 of 41 games, tallying 20 points or more 27 times, including a school-record 11 games of 30 points or more... Scored a career-high 42 points on Nov. 17 against Vermont, tying an XL Center record... Recorded his first career triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and 10 assists on Dec. 3 against UMBC... As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 14.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals in 35.3 minutes per game... Named Third Team All-Big East and to the NIT All-Tournament Team... Led the Big East in steals, ranked second in assists and ranked seventh in minutes played... Scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games, including five games with 20 points or more, and tallied three double-doubles... As a freshman in 2008-09, averaged 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 25.2 minutes per game... Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team... Scored in double figures 11 times, including four games of 20 points or more... Named to the West Region All-Tournament Team during the NCAA Tournament after scoring a game-high 23 points in the Elite Eight win over Missouri.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Kemba Hudley Walker... The son of Paul and Andrea Walker... Has three siblings, Sharifa Nesbitt, Akil Nesbitt and Keya Edwards... Majored in sociology at the University of Connecticut... During the summer of 2010, was one of 10 collegiate athletes named to the USA Select Team that trained with the U.S. National Team from August 10-13 in preparation for the 2010 FIBA World Championships.