Walker......can he

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    Redshirt? It is so unfair for the season to be so far in the books and him not being able to suit up....so is red shirting an option?

    This may be unpopular but I'm sure some have thought it. This team is gelling so good now, do you want someone else breaking into the lineup, or do you guys feel there are only positives if he plays and not a negative at all?

    Jeff
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    Walker we hardly knew you. He s nba bound
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    Would still love to see him play but from what I have read if he doesn't play this year, or if he does, he will be NBA bound after the season.
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    Yeah I could see him ending up like Kanter - never getting the chance to suit up and then just entering the draft after his first year.
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    Redshirting Walker would be a waste of time.
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    Can a Kentucky fan really wonder if a top ten recruit can help a team....of course its almost insane to think it would be bad to add a premier recruit to a team lol.
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    I think he could- but would he really be here 5 years?

    But certainly he should get in at least 2 years of college ball- if this mess is ever cleared up.
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    Walker to lift this team to the championship level needed to beat either an Arizona or Syracuse.
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    To answer your question Jeff, I don't think that we are clear if he can. Hopefully we don't have to find out.
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    Yes a Kentucky fan can. Sometimes adding a player regardless of talent can ungel a team. I know every instance is different
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    Fair enough but our coach is pretty intelligent. You think donovan allows that? Now I don't think walker becomes noelat first but his best value is being center when young is out for us most likely. I mean I doubt he lost all shot blocking ability because he has that wcs, noel frame but is more raw. I expect he adds 10-15 minutes and a few rebounds and blocks for us and maybe some energy with a jam or two. Either way, donovan would not add him if he hurt the team he doesn't care if you're a three star or five star.
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    In this case Jeff, he has been practicing with the team for a few weeks now and he should be getting in the rhythm of our game to a limited point. I would trust Billy with this call as he knows his team the best. Even if cleared I wouldn't think he would log very many minutes for a few games. But to have him and his ability to play above the rim plus add another quality player to our front court would be a plus imo.
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    I can only imagine what it would be like if we had had him and Harris from the start of the season or even the first of the year.
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    Talk about some bigs, with some hops. Wow.
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    And a healthy Carter? That would have been a sight.
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    Short answer, no. If he's not cleared to play this year, 99.9% sure NCAA will have determined he's no longer eligible as an amateur. I.e., he could redshirt 70 years but never be allowed to play.
    It is a real shame what power over young people is given to such a hypocritical and incompetent bunch of bureaucrats.
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    Walker would be fine as a fourth big. We had to play some very small, poor rebounding units today when Young and Prather got their second fouls.
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    I wish the best for Walker and for his career, but as a Gator this just really sucks. It would be nice to get the chance to enjoy him playing for us.
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    Yeah, he comes from such an incredibly poor family, that is also, of course the reason he didn't originally qualify. By the way, College is for Rich Kids. It was true in the 1890's, when only the wealthiest 5% of high school graduates attended college, and it remains true today, although community colleges and technical school substitute for traditional colleges for many poorer kids, but, of course, their graduation rates are about 20% or so.

    Sio, yes, College is for the wealthy, and he will surely, given the situation that his guardian, who he really cars for, faces, go pro purely for the money.
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    I think if he doesnt play this year at all he will be back, because his draft stock will have suffered by not playing and it is a stacked draft class. If he comes back he goes top 10 next year easily. I also still think he will play within the next 4 games, but that's mostly just wishful thinking.

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