#42 Rodney Walker
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6'9" 225 lbs Forward
HS: Cardinal Gibbons Baltimore, MD
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA %

3PT

3PA

3P%

Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1985-86 Fr F 30 0 392 35 83 42.2% 33 48 68.8% --- ---   6 97 70 5 17 9 4 103 3.4 0.2 3.2
1986-87 So F/C 14 0 181 24 52 46.2% 14 21 66.7% 0 0
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4 55 27 0 12 4 1 62 4.4 0.3 3.9
Career    
44
0
573
59
135
43.7%
47
69
68.1%
0 0 ---
10
152
97
5
29
13
5
165
3.8
0.2
3.5

Rodney Walker was a big strong forward for Syracuse basketball for two seasons. Walker was very muscular for his era, and strong near the hoop.

Walker was a McDonald's All-American in High School for Coach Bob Wade at Cardinal Gibbons High School. He came to Syracuse with high expectations that were not met.

Walker was the sixth man his freshman, playing the most minutes off the bench. However, he struggled with his shooting, and was unhappy with this playing time. Walker returned for his sophomore year, hoping for more playing time. Though he was still one of the top reserves, he was not getting playing time, and was frustrated by the emergence of freshman Derrick Coleman in the starting lineup along with the playing time of other young players. Bob Wade became the head coach at the University of Maryland, and Walker withdrew from Syracuse in January 1987 to transfer to Maryland.

Walker would end up playing only 21 games for the Terrapins over two seasons. He could only play half of his junior season because he was held out for academic purposes the first semester. He was suspended by the NCAA for two games his senior season for receiving money for two complimentary NCAA tickets.

Maryland Terrapin Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA %

3PT

3PA

3P%

Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1988-89 Jr F 12 0 - - - --- - - --- - -   - - - - - - - 12 3.4 0.2 3.2
1989-90 Sr F 9 0 - 9 14 64.3% 3 5 60.0% 0 0
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2 8 7 0 - 0 0 21 2.3 0.2 0.9
Career    
21
-
-
-
-
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-
-
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- - ---
2
19
-
-
-
-
-
33
1.6
0.1
0.9

 

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