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.