It was nice to see Devon Walker get serious minutes again

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  1. UFreak
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    I presume he is fully healthy again. It was nice to see him out there again and bringing it. He is a nice player. He can handle the ball, his length presents problems for oppposing teams, he is a good rebounder and is capable of scoring the ball. I really think he has a bright future with us. He will be one heck of a player by the time he is a senior.

    That's all
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    the next casey prather possibly ... his game is coming along nicely and is gaining confidence
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    He appears to have embraced his role on the team. His defensive presence along the arc is pretty damn impressive. Size DOES matter!;)
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    Yes, in his 3rd game back after the injury, he appears to have recovered. There is a reason Billy D decided to pull his redshirt and hopefully, he will continue to get a good number of minutes throughout the SEC schedule.
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    I agree completely.
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    Agreed. I was down with the flu and couldn't watch the game, but his box looked nice. Walker is key as that fifth guard/wing in the rotation because he can give you a really long two and he also lets you distribute you minutes differently, where Frazier can play some three and Prather some four, while preventing DFS from any minutes at the three.
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    He's coming into his own offensively earlier than Prather did and was not nearly as highly regarded out of high school. Very impressed that he can run the point for a few minutes a game.
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    Agree with what's been posted thus far: glad he's been getting some minutes before the conference season begins.

    The way this team has been finding contributions from our bench (Walker, DFS, Kurtz--and, hopefully Chris Walker soon as well) has me pretty excited for this season.
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    I don't think he has the explosiveness or potential upside of Prather (not that anyone could have seen this year coming, of course), but he can contribute like Major Parker or Walter Hodge did to good teams as a versatile, athletic, complementary role player for four years.
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    Mehh..I think he has a better upside than Walter Hodge because of his size. Walter wasn't a true PG but could shoot the rock. Walker can handle the rock but not as good at shooting (at least in the game...heard he hits a lot of them in practice though) as Hodge was. I think the defensive edge goes to Walker as well. He should be starting for us by the time he is a senior and contributing in a big way.
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    Another important cog on this fine roster that Billy D has put together.

    Can play 3 positions and the coaches and players have confidence in him.

    I can see him contributing 10-15 minutes each night and continuing to improve his all around game
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    I wasn't so much comparing them as players but their role on those respective teams.
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    Yeah, I agree with rserina. He is a different type of player than the powerful 6'4" Major Parker, or the very quick 6' Hodge but, unless he make a day and night shooting change (which can occur), I would expect him to the be the next reincarnation of Prather, but remain generally an off-the-bench contributor which is an extremely important role. As rserina noted, he lacks Prather's incredible explosiveness.
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    his ball handling will enable him to be a big time player by his SR year... unless we keep recruiting like we have been..

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