BIOGRAPHY: Walker enters the NBA draft after playing just one season in college, but that short tenure gave him the opportunity to team with Michael Beasley as they led Kansas State to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 12 years. Walker averaged 16.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in 31 games, earning him a third-team selection by Big 12 coaches and the AP. Over the course of the season, Walker showed progress by creating offensive opportunities off the dribble. He's quick and strong, giving him a significant advantage over his competition. The 20-year-old Walker is an athlete growing into his role as a quality basketball player. With work, he might even be able to transition to shooting guard. He is gritty, has great instincts and has little problem dominating smaller opponents. He has demonstrated tremendous dunking ability, but his jump shot off the dribble still needs some polish. While in high school, he battled knee tendinitis, but that didn't appear to be a problem during his brief collegiate career. As far as work ethic is concerned, Walker must focus on his practice habits and learn to make the most of his talents, something that will only improve his draft stock and benefit him in the NBA. Walker also needs to balance his emotions - he is either aggressive and loses his composure or he is neutral. Walker has the potential to be a star, and if he continues to improve his skills, he could surprise the critics. He is projected as an early- to mid-second-round selection.