Coming off a quiet freshman season, Ty Walker has put in a lot of time and effort in practice and the weight room and is looking to have a breakout sophomore season.
The highly touted center from Wilmington was the 2nd best center by Rivals and 4th best center by Scout in his class and was an All-State selection in 2008, averaging 12 points, seven rebounds and an astounding eight blocks per game.
Walker is getting the chance to show off his hard work at the Triad ProAm Summer League this week, as he has teamed up with L.D. Williams and will take on teams that include not only players from Wake, but from UNCG, Elon, High Point and Winston-Salem State. Chris Paul is even playing in some games.
How many tattoos do you have? Which ones have particular meaning to you?
Continuing in our interview series, I had the chance to ask Ty Walker a few questions. Answers after the jump.
10 tattoos.. I love my family's names and my RIP Coach Prosser tattoo.
What is your playing weight right now? How'd you get there?
235. Weights and eating a lot.
What is your wingspan?
9'7 standing. 7'7 out to my sides.
What have you been doing in the off-season to get yourself ready for this year?
Weights, eating, conditioning and so on.
What are your expectations for this season?
I want to avg 15 pts and 10 rebs. This year.
Are you more comfortable with your back to the basket or would you rather face up?
I prefer both.
What motivates you?
My mom motivates me every day she lives her life.
How does matching up against DWeave, Chas and Tony every day help your game?
It motivates me to work harder. I love going up against people who are bigger than me or the same size as me.
What do you love most about basketball?
I love the feeling I get when I just touch a basketball.
Who do you model your game after?
I would like to model my game after Amare Stoudemire but people say I play like Tim Duncan but I jump way higher.
What are you looking to accomplish in summer league?
I just want to show everyone how much I have improved. I plan on doing so.