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Detroit Pistons | #8 | Guard

Kemba

Walker

PPG

11.6

RPG

3.0

APG

3.5

PIE

9.8

6'0" | 184lb | 32 years

Player Bio

Kemba Hudley Walker is the son of Paul and Andrea Walker. The point guard has three siblings: Sharifa Nesbitt, Akil Nesbitt and Keya Edwards. Walker grew up in the Bronx borough of New York. During his days at Rice High School, he was named to the 2007-08 McDonald's All American team after his senior season. While at the University of Connecticut, Walker majored in sociology. During the summer of 2010, Walker was one of 10 collegiate athletes named to the USA Select Team that trained with the U.S. National Team from August 10 to 13 in preparation for the 2010 FIBA World Championships. Every summer, Kemba returns to his hometown Bronx to host a free basketball camp for the area's youth. In 2016-17 and then again in 2017-18, Walker was awarded the NBA Sportsmanship Award, which is given to a player who most "exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court with ethical behavior, fair play and integrity." You can follow Walker on Facebook, and at instagram @_kw15 and on twitter @kembawalker. Kemba Walker showed incredible improvement during his three-year stint at the University of Connecticut. During his freshman season, he appeared in all 36 of UConn's games, averaging 8.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and an impressive 1.1 steals in 25.2 minutes per contest. He was also named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. In his sophomore year, he started 34 games for the Huskies, increasing his production to 14.6 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 boards and 2.1 steals per game. But Walker, as a junior, delivered true success during the 2010-11 season, leading the Huskies to their third National Championship. In his third season, he improved his scoring to 23.5 points per game. Walker was named the NCAA Basketball Tournament's Most Outstanding Player as well as a First Team Consensus All-American, and he also captured numerous other accolades.