#5 Darien Walker
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Simeon [John A. Logan/Arizona Western]|
2014-15: Appeared in all 34 games in his first season as a Crusader, starting on 29 occasions ... national finalist for the Riley Wallace Award, presented annually to the nation's top first-year transfer player ... averaged 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... ranked second on the team in scoring and third in rebounding, and was among the top-20 in the Horizon League in both categories ... finished year 11th in the league in 3-point percentage (36.1%) ... scored in double figures 21 times ... led Valpo in scoring four times, in rebounding in six games and in assists on seven occasions ... opened career at Valpo with a bang, scoring 20 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a win over East Tennessee State on Nov. 14 ... went 5-of-7 from downtown in the season-opening win, a season-high for made triples ... scored in double figures in all three of Valpo's wins at the Challenge in Music City Nov. 28-30, earning All-Tournament Team honors ... averaged 16.7 points per game in the three victories, shooting better than 54% from the floor and hitting eight 3-pointers ... led Valpo with 19 points in the tournament-opening win over Drake Nov. 28 ... hit 4-of-5 3-point attempts the next night en route to 18 points in a rout of Murray State ... grabbed nine rebounds in win over Goshen Dec. 21 ... handed out season-best seven assists Dec. 29 at James Madison in winning effort ... went 7-of-8 from the foul line down the stretch in Horizon League win over Youngstown State Jan. 4, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds ... scored in double figures six straight games Jan. 2-20 ... posted first double-double as a Crusader Jan. 31 at UIC, going for 11 points and 12 rebounds ... scored the net for season-high 21 points versus Detroit Feb. 4, a mark he would match at Detroit on Feb. 25 ... over last seven games of regular season, averaged 15 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the 3-point line ... posted 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting in win at Milwaukee Feb. 15 ... closed out regular season with 13 points and eight rebounds in title-clinching win at Cleveland State.
2013-14 (John A. Logan): A First Team All-Region 24 and First Team All-Conference selection ... ranked among team leaders, averaging 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game ... shot at a 50% clip from the floor and 77.4% from the foul line ... helped team to 20-win season.
2012-13 (Arizona Western): Averaged 11.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... helped AWC to 25 victories and a spot in the nation's top-25.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Wolverines ... helped the Chicago Public League powerhouse to back-to-back Illinois class 4A state titles ... played AAU basketball for Meanstreets (2009-2010), Warriors (2008) and Chicago Hawks (2007).
Personal: Darien is the son of Felton and Ruby Walker ... major is communication.