Florida' forward DeVon Walker to transfer
Florida guard/forward DeVon Walker has been granted his relase and will transfer, coach Billy Donovan announced today.
Walker is the second Gator basketball player to transfer in the past week, joining Braxton Ogbueze who announced he was leaving the program last week.
Walker played in 25 games during his freshman year this past season. He scored 20 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and blocked four shots.
“I’ve grown a lot this year, and I’m grateful to Coach Donovan, the staff and my teammates at Florida for everything,” Walker said.
Walker went on Twitter last week to express his sadness over Ogbueze's decision to leave, saying his teammate had been his roommate, best friend and sometimes psychiatrist.
Ogbueze's decision to tranfer came a day after former Rutgers star guard Eli Carter announced he planned to transfer to Florida.
Although Walker's playing time as a freshman was limited, Donovan expressed his belieft that Walker could be a bigger part of the Gators' rotation next season during his postseason press conference.
“DeVon has a bright future, and we hope for the best for him wherever he chooses to go,” Donovan said.
With the two transfers, only two players remain from the Gators' 2012 signing class: Tampa's Michael Frazier II and Dillon Graham.