W. Dawkins

D2 Walker’s Threes Light Up D-League Showcase

Author: W. Dawkins
D2’s Devondrick Walker Lights Up D-League Showcase

Former D2 Texas A&M University-Commerce player Devondrick Walker sank a perfect 12-of-12 threes in the Delaware 87ers’ two games at the 2017 D-League Showcase in Mississauga, Ontario.


The 6-4 guard also shot 15-of-18 from the field, scoring 46 points total in the two contests in only 49 minutes of action.


Walker’s outstanding shooting performance opened some eyes at the January18-22 Showcase, which allowed NBADL players to show their talent to NBA coaches, staff and scouts.


“It’s unbelievable to come out here and perform on that stage and basically not miss a shot,” Walker told dleague.nba.com. “That’s not human so I don’t even want credit for it, so I won’t take any. I really just want to give honor to the most high.”


On the season, Walker is averaging 14 points on a red-hot 46 percent shooting from behind the arc for the 87ers.


A college star at D2 Texas A&M University-Commerce, Walker averaged 13.6 points on a blistering 43 percent shooting from three as a senior in 2013-14.


He scored 897 points in three seasons with A&M-Commerce, transferring to the school after playing his freshman year at Northwest Oklahoma State.


Undrafted out of college, Walker thought his basketball career was over before being picked up by theD-League’s Austin Spurs where he played in 2014-15.


“Coming out of school I thought I was done playing, honestly,” Walker said. “I didn’t have any offers, any opportunities, really. I just went to open tryouts. Austin, the Legends, I went to RGV’s (the Rio Grande Valley Vipers) workout. And luckily Austin picked me up.”


Now he’s starring in the D-League and knocking on the door of a call up to world’s biggest basketball stage, the NBA.



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