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Kenny Walker

Nationality  American
Name  Kenny Walker
Career start  1986
Listed height  6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Role  Basketball player
Career end  1995

Listed weight  210 lb (95 kg)
Height  2.03 m
Position  Small forward
College  Kentucky (1982–1986)
Weight  95 kg
Education  University of Kentucky
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Born  August 18, 1964 (age 51) Roberta, Georgia (1964-08-18)
High school  Crawford County (Roberta, Georgia)
NBA draft  1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall

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Kenneth "Sky" Walker (born August 18, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player, primarily for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Walker played college basketball at the University of Kentucky. He is currently a radio host for WVLK in Lexington, Kentucky.

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College career

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Walker was born in Roberta, Georgia. After being named Mr. Basketball in his home state of Georgia in 1982, Walker chose to play collegiately at the University of Kentucky. Walker had a very successful college career, being named to an All-SEC team four times and the All-American team twice. Walker's 1984 Kentucky team made it to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament before losing to the Georgetown Hoyas.

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In 1986, Walker set a record by scoring 11 times on 11 field goal attempts in the NCAA tournament.

Professional career

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Walker was selected with the 5th pick of the 1986 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. Walker played for five coaches in five years with the Knicks. On February 11, 1989, Walker won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, competing three days after the death of his father. He also secured third place in the 1990 contest. However, his success on the court was dwindling, and knee injuries forced him to leave the NBA and join the ACB league in Spain.

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Walker returned to the NBA in 1993 to play two seasons with the Washington Bullets as a role player. He played a season (c.1998) in Japan before retiring from professional basketball.

References

Kenny Walker Wikipedia


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