Late Friday afternoon, CJ Walker, a 4 star forward from the class of 2019 out of Orlando,FL, tweeted out the top 12 schools that he is considering. The University of Memphis was on that list.
Dreams 2 Reality….personally want to thank every school that took their time to offer me 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/jJzLzBA4g8
— Cj Walker (@Cjwalker_14) August 3, 2018
The recent recruitment efforts by Penny Hardaway and his staff have not gone unnoticed by Walker and his camp. Walker’s coach, Marcus Robinson was quoted earlier this summer in an article by Mark Giannotto saying:
“There’s no other staff in the country that has that much NBA experience on the staff. It’s hard to overlook a staff like that,”
Walker’s recruitment began to increase after a breakout performance at Peach Jam. He currently has offers from over 40 schools and it is easy to see why this athletic big man is highly coveted.
He is able to thread the needle to open teammates.
Quick recognition & dime-for-a-dunk by '19 Hog offer CJ Walker @Cjwalker_14 (6-8 F, Orlando Christian Prep, Nat'l Top 45 / 4*) … CJ has 40+ offers with more to come, told me last week he still plans to visit Hogs … 5* talent! pic.twitter.com/NDmHFlUxx4
— Kevin McPherson (@ARHoopScoop) July 26, 2018
He is hyper athletic.
— Overtime (@overtime) July 26, 2018
The main thing that sticks out to me about Walker is that he has great spacial awareness and a nose for the ball around the goal, whether it be getting open for a quick dish or flushing home a rebound.
— Hood Diice (@HoodDiice) July 30, 2018
There is no doubt that he would definitely add to what Penny is trying to put together at Memphis. Walker has not taken any official visits yet, but will be doing those around the October timeframe and potentially committing to a school in November.
Walker's coach/mentor also added: "CJ has had players with a lot of interest in Memphis reach out to him about a fab five run and being a once in a lifetime type team.."
— BarnBurner Bro (@BarnBurnerBro) August 4, 2018
Cover image courtesy of @trigonis30