|High School:||Arsenal Technical|
(as of March 21, 2017)
2016-17 Complete Bio
Features: Walker Returns Home To Face Notre Dame /
“In addition to being one of the best basketball players in school history – he is an Honor Roll student, a first-class kid and a kid that you can’t keep out of the gym. He has been a leader for our team since he walked onto the court as a freshman. He is a vocal leader and in my opinion one of the best high school point guards in the nation. Florida State is getting an outstanding basketball player and a great leader in CJ Walker,” said Arsenal Tech head coach Jason Delaney.
ON WALKER: A top-three finalist for the Mr. Basketball Award as a senior in the tradition-rich state of Indiana…an All-State First-Team selection by the USA Today Newspaper in 2016…named the Player of the Year in 2016 by the Indianapolis Coaches Association…ranked as the 82nd best overall prep player, the 14th best point guard and earned a four-star rating by ESPN.com in 2016…also a four-star recruit by Scout.com…a left-handed point guard…an outstanding point guard who is a rock-solid ball handler and is at his best when attacking the basket…a left-hander who is a very consistent player in all aspects of his game…very effective when penetrating the defense…throughout his career he has displayed an incredible ability to get his teammates the ball in positions where they can be successful getting to the basket…a 2016 Indiana All-Star by the Indianapolis Star Newspaper…totaled 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds for the Maroon Squad at the Kentucky Derby Festival All-Star Classic in a game played at Freedom Hall in Louisville…totaled zero turnovers in 25 minutes of play in the Derby Festival game…was nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American game as a senior…a member of the Indiana Boys All-Star team which faced a team of All-Stars from the state of Kentucky in June of 2016…
AS A FRESHMAN(2017): Came away with 9 points against Detroit Mercy as her went to the line six times (Nov. 20)...Scored 7 points in 6 minutes off of the bench against Temple in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 24)...Came off of the bench and scored 13 points in a season high 25 minutes against Illinois in the third place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off (Nov. 25)...Tied for the team lead in points with 11 against George Washington in a 67-48 victory (Dec. 4)...Scored 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting against Southern Miss (Dec. 6)...Totaled 13 points in his ACC debut against Wake Forest (Dec. 28)...Recorded 7 points against No. 21 Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) as he helped lead the Seminoles off of the bench to a 93-78 victory to get the Florida state to 15-1, 3-0 in the ACC...went a perfect 3-for-3 (2-for-2 from three) with 8 points off the bench, helping the Seminoles defeat Clemson 109-61 (Feb. 5)... totaled 8 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists against Notre Dame (Feb. 11)...scored nine points off the bench in a 104-72 win over Boston College (Feb. 20)...
AT ARSENAL TECH: Graduated from Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis, Ind., in 2016…named one of three finalists for the Mr. Basketball Award in the basketball-rich state of Indiana as a senior…the 2016 Indianapolis Player of the Year as a senior…team captain as a senior…averaged 18.3 points per game during his four-year career as a member of the varsity at Arsenal Tech…totaled 1,394 career points and averaged 18.3 points per game for his career…the Player of the Year in the city of Indianapolis and an All-City First-Team selection by the city’s coaches in 2016…led Arsenal Tech to the 4A State Championship title as a sophomore…averaged 24.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.0 steals as a senior…led Arsenal to an 18-6 record and into the 4A state tournament as a senior…led Arsenal to the City of Indianapolis tournament title for the second time in three years in 2016…earned All-City First Team Honors…the preseason and postseason Player of the Year in the City of Indianapolis as a senior…scored his career-high of 53 points in Arsenal Tech’s victory over Indiana power Pike High on Feb. 6, 2016…voted Arsenal’s Most Valuable Player in back-to-back seasons (2015 and 2016) by the coaching staff…averaged 24 points, 3.7 assists,5.0 rebounds, and 2.5 steals his junior season… led Arsenal Tech to the state championship averaged 10 points, six assists, and two rebounds to finish third nationally by USA Today his sophomore year…surpassed the coveted 1,000 point mark as a junior during the state tournament…played on the Speice Indy Heat AAU Team…
PERSONAL: Born March 24, 1997…CJ is the son of Brandi Winston and Clarence Walker…has one brother, Jalen, 15, who plays high school football…born in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to Indianapolis at the age of three…payed at the same high school as Trey Lyles of Kentucky who was the first round pick of the Indiana Pacers in 2015...the second left-handed point guard to play basketball at Florida State following Jerry Cox who played for Hugh Durham as a Seminole…Cox played in 21 games as a Seminole in 1978, 1979 and 1980…selected Florida State over Wichita State, Michigan, Purdue, Butler, Illinois, Pitt, Xavier and Missouri…initially committed to Purdue but re-opened his recruitment during his senior season…academic major is sport management...