Former Northeastern shooting guard David Walker is making his case for the pros.
That’s because Walker has been added to the Heat’s summer roster for the NBA’s summer league in Orlando.
Walker is 6-foot-6 and a product of Stow (Ohio) High School. He averaged 17.9 points and shot 45 percent from the field this past season as senior at Northeastern.
Walker was considered a potential second-round pick but was not among the 60 selections in the draft last week. He gained a reputation for being a deft passer and strong perimeter shooter.
According to Sports Illustrated: “Walker’s scrawny, teenage frame only attracted few Division 1 scholarship offers in high school. Cleveland State and Kent State both wanted him to redshirt his freshman season. Boston University even rescinded its scholarship offer upon finding a bigger guard with a more ‘college-ready’ body.”
Walker is an admitted fan of fellow Northeast Ohioan and Cavaliers star LeBron James, the Finals MVP.
The Heat begin summer play Saturday, with holdovers Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Briante Weber also on the roster. Former NBA forward and current assistant Juwan Howard will serve as coach.