Biography: The heart and soul of Connecticut's national championship team, Walker is leaving early for the NBA. As a junior last season, Walker led the Huskies to a 32-9 record, including an 11-0 postseason run that ended with a national title. The leader showed tremendous heart and hit several clutch shots during the surge. Walker finished second in voting for the John R. Wooden Award, given to college basketball's player of the year, behind BYU's Jimmer Fredette, and he was an all-Big East first-team selection. He scored a school-record 965 points, accounting for 45 percent of UConn's offense. Walker scored 30 or more points 11 times, and 20 or more 27 times, winning the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard. He ranked second in the Big East in scoring, averaging 23.5 points, but there are some questions about his offense. Walker is a bit undersized and his lack of height could create problems in the pros. Most of his scoring came using his explosive speed on sensational drives through the lane, but his size could make it more difficult to get around the more physical NBA post players. His smallish stature is also a concern on the defensive end, as some believe he could have trouble guarding players at the next level. Walker, however, has said he is motivated by the criticism. He also has a nose for anticipating how plays are unfolding, finishing third in the Big East in steals last season with an average of 1.9. Despite not having great size, Walker is a proven winner and will likely be a top-10 pick and could be a top-five selection.