Calhoun Thinks Kemba Walker Will Declare For Draft
UConn coach Jim Calhoun, in an interview with WFAN in New York’s Mike Francesa, addresses Kemba Walker’s draft status when discussing Connecticut’s Big East tournament win over Pittsburgh:
“Yeah well we have seven freshmen. We have three sophomores, so ten of our players are coming back with all that said and cause we’re going to lose Kemba [Walker] most likely to the NBA, more importantly guys are experiencing “Big time games in big time arenas.” Every time you keep taking a step next week the NCAA tournament is nothing but good for our future and hopefully we can make a little run in the NCAA tournament. That would be great. As far as I am concerned every single game is the same and if you come out of the Big East and beat a Pittsburgh and beat some of the teams. We’ve beaten Texas. We’ve beaten as you know some of the teams we’ve beaten, you can beat anybody. I think that’s where we continue to convince our kids.”
Walker is averaging 23.4 points per game on 54 percent true shooting.