Bill Walker Can’t Catch a Break

06.16.08 10 years ago 10 Comments

As O.J. Mayo‘s teammate for much of his high school and AAU career, Bill Walker was forever relegated to “Robin” status. After several injuries before ever getting to college, Walker blew out his knee just a few games into his first season at Kansas State under Bob Huggins. Then Huggins left and just as Walker got better, Michael Beasley arrived at K-State to once again drop Walker to sidekick status.

And then this happened this weekend:

Representatives for Kansas State redshirt freshman Bill Walker were scrambling to secure a commitment from a team drafting late in the first round after Walker injured his right knee during a workout in California this weekend.

Multiple sources close to Walker, and at least one who attended the workout in the Bay Area, said Sunday night that Walker would undergo another MRI on his knee Monday. Walker was one of 24 players at the Golden State Warriors’ facility to work out in front of representatives from 21 NBA teams. The players in attendance were projected as being between the 20th and 45th picks.

Walker has until 5 p.m. ET today to withdraw his name from the NBA Draft.

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