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Wally Walker

Basketball Player from United States of America

Wally Walker Walter (Wally) Frederick Walker (born July 18, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player. Walker is best known for his National Basketball Association career - both as a player and as a front office executive - for the Seattle SuperSonics. A prolific frontcourt scorer while in college, "Wonderful" Wally Walker led the University of Virginia Cavaliers to its only Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship and its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1976. He is the only Cavalier to receive the Everett Case Award as the ACC Tournament's Most Valuable Player following Virginia's upset of three nationally-ranked teams en route to the ACC title. Enjoying one of the finest individual seasons ever by a Cavalier cager during the 1975-76 season, Walker scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the 1976 tournament championship game against the University of North Carolina. Walker's scoring average of 22.1 points during the 1975-76 season ranks as the sixth best in UVa history and his 1,849 career points is sixth on the all-time Cavalier list. He was a first-team Academic All American in 1976. His number 41 was retired by Virginia. The Portland Trail Blazers took him in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1954-07-18
Place of birth
Millersville
Nationality
United States of America

Education

Institution From To
University of Virginia

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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