GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sophomore center Chris Walker is leaving the University of Florida and declaring for the NBA Draft.
The 6'10" 220 pound Walker averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds during his two seasons with the Gators.
Walker was a McDonalds All-American at Bonifay High School when he committed to Florida in 2012.
Earlier this season, Florida head coach Billy Donovan said this about his center,
"He has been really coachable. He's trying to get better. The only thing that is going to continue to hold him back is his work ethic, a consistent work ethic. He's had some days where he is good in that area, and he has had some days where he's been very poor. That's the thing he has to get better at. His work ethic today is better than when he first got here, but it still needs to get better."
He is the second Florida Gator to leave early for the NBA Draft, joining junior guard Michael Frazier II. According to scouting reports, both are expected to be go in the second round or go undrafted.