Billy Donovan, Gators excited to have Chris Walker in practice
Florida forward Chris Walker will not travel with the team to New York to face Memphis in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday, but just having the McDonald's All-American on the practice court with the rest of the Gators is a huge boost, coaches and players said today.
Walker enrolled in UF last week, but is still awaiting final clearance from the NCAA Clearinghouse, so he will not play until then.
He had his first practice on Saturday.
"Just him being here is good for us finally because he's worked pretty hard to be here,' senior forward Will Yeguete said. "I think so far he's been good. He's plays really hard and he really wants to learn so that's really good."
Hear what Florida coach Billy Donovan had to say about having Walker on the team: