UCF Basketball Adds Daiquan Walker to Recruiting ClassBasketball, Sports — By Allen Levin on June 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm Tweet
An already solid UCF basketball recruiting class got even sweeter with the addition of top prep guard Daiquan Walker. UCF head coach Donnie Jones announced Tuesday that the 6’2″ Walker has signed a grant-in-aid to join the program.
Walker is recognized as one of the best prep players in the country, rated as the No. 33 guard nationally by ESPNU.
The Philadelphia-native bolsters an already potent recuriting class for UCF, joining big men Staphon Blair and Dylan Karell, as well as Orlando-native guard Matt Williams.
“We are excited to bring Daiquan aboard,” Coach Jones said in a press release from UCFAthletics.com. “He had a great high school career and played for a great program, helping Constitution win a state title. We are very excited about Daiquan’s ability to thrive in our up-tempo style of play. He brings great diversity as a combo guard, and we are looking forward to him contributing to our success as a program.”
Walker averaged 18.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 3.5 steals per game as a senior at Constitution High School, leading the team to the Pennsylvania Class A title.
Walker was named to the Associated Press All-State Class A First Team, while also receiving Philadelphia Daily News All-City Team honors
The Knights will have a strong core on the floor next season, with Keith Clanton, Isaiah Sykes, Tristan Spurlock and Josh Crittle all returning, while C.J. Reed and Calvin Newell are prominent transfer players.
With Walker and the other arriving freshman joining the returning core players and high-profile transfers, the Knights will have a formidable lineup that should compete for the Conference-USA title in 2013.
Here are highlights from Walker’s junior season at Constitution: