Mar 27, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Norman Powell (4) has his shot blocked by Florida Gators forward Chris Walker (23) during the first half in the semifinals of the south regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Florida Gators’ Chris Walker undecided


Florida Gators’ freshman forward Chris Walker entered his freshman year with huge expectations and was considered an elite, 5-star recruit and a lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Unfortunately, Walker had eligibility issues and was not cleared to play until January.

By then, the Gators already had most of their rotations figured out and it has been hard for the super prospect to find much playing time on such a loaded roster, averaging just 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per game.

Despite his eligibility issues and inexperience, many pundits still consider him a big-time NBA prospect, but Walker won’t think about the draft until his season comes to an end.

“I haven’t really been thinking about it,” Walker told Adam Zagoria. “I’m just thinking about winning this UConn game and staying in the moment and hopefully winning that and advance to the championship game. And then after the season, me and coach [Billy Donovan] will sit down and talk about everything and all the options.”

Walker’s Gators will take on the Connecticut Huskies in the first semifinal on Saturday night. Tip-off is at 6:09 pm EST.

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