Men’s Basketball 2019-2020: Q and A: Meet David Walker

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of Casper College basketball player David Walker holding a basketball.

One of seven sophomores on this year’s Thunderbird Men’s Basketball team, David Walker is 6’3” and a guard. He hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he played ball for the Downsview Secondary High School Mustangs.

As a freshman, Walker played in 29 games, had 29 steals, 106 rebounds, and scored 13.4 points per game for a total of 388 points. During his freshman year, Walker played for the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles.

Walker’s favorite food is pizza, and his favorite movie is “The Lion King.” His most inspirational person is his mother, and his favorite sports figure is himself. When asked, Walker said the one-word description of himself is “funny.”

Q: Why did you choose your major?

A: I didn’t actually choose fine arts as my major, but when I arrived at Casper College, it is what the coaches put me into. I will be changing my major later.

Q: What are your goals for this year, both academically and athletically?

A: I want to get my GPA above 2.5 and get into a four-year school; I just committed to the Southern Alabama Jaguars. Athletically, I want to win Region IX and win at Hutch.

Q: What are your plans both now and in the future?

A: I plan to go to Southern Alabama, and then into the NBA. Southern Alabama is in a good conference, the Sunbelt. I just have to do my thing there and move on to the pros. I plan to getmy degree there, but I am not sure in what.

Q: Why did you come to Casper College, what drew you to Casper College?

A: I knew Coach Les (Casper College Assistant Basketball Coach Lester Stewart who coached Walker at CSI), so it only seemed right to be here. It is like a family here; everyone is so loving and caring to bring me in. Casper College is really good in basketball like my other school, so I am in a really good position to succeed.

Q: What do you think of Casper College as a school and overall experience?

A: Casper College has been welcoming and warm. It is very cool here, they are nice to each other and want to see you do good, and you want to see others do good. I like the teachers and staff, just everyone in the community.

Q: Would you recommend Casper College, and if so, why?

A: Yes, sure, 100% because they put students in a great position academically and athletically. They have the tools to help you be successful. Everyone is going to love you for you.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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