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JAMAL WALKER'S BLOG
193cm / 6'4'' - Shooting Guard / Small Forward - 1981
Jamal Walker Basketball Career
Born: April 15, 1981|
Hometown: Decatur, Georgia (USA)
Full name: Yusuf Jamal Walker
Jamal Walker is a strong, aggressive and athletic Professional Basketball Player. He runs the floor well and has a high basketball IQ. He sees the floor well and can play four positions well. He can run the offense and is a good passer. Jamal shoots well from mid range and can also sink the 3. He posts up well with smaller defenders and is a good finisher. He also works the pick and roll well. He works tenaciously in using his big muscular frame to box out and to crash the boards hard both on offense and defense and rebounds well from the wing position. He works hard on defense and is a good on ball defender. He gets in the passing lane. He likes to check opposing team’s best offensive player. Jamal has good position defense. Has good knowledge of the game and a great passion for learning as much as he can about the game, always striving to learn more and to improve. He is definitely a gym rat who loves to play and has a great work ethic. Overall Jamal strives to work well in a team concept and to create plays for teammates like penetration and kick out. He is an enthusiastic player who uses his great upper body strength to his advantage in all aspects of the game and he is very coachable.
1996-1999: South West Dekalb H.S. Decatur (Georgia): 23.0ppg,11.0rpg, 5.0apg
1999-2000: Pratt Community College (NJCAA): 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg
2001-2002: Eastern Kentucky (NCAA): 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg
2003-2004: Briar Cliff (NAIA): 25.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg
2004-2005: Lincoln Thunder (ABA): 18.7ppg, 7.4rpg
2005: NBA Summer Pro League (Team - The Ticket): 14.5ppg, 5.0rpg
2006: Kentucky Summer Pro League: 12 games: 19.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 3apg, 2.5spg
2006-2007: Sioux Falls Skyforce (NBDL) training camp
2007: Lewis County Raptors (IBL): 23.8ppg, 9.4rpg, 3.5apg, 2.0spg
2007-2008: Atlanta Krunk Wolverines (CBA), only pre-season, Houston Blaze South American Tour (Chile): 17 games: 24.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.3spg
2008: Battle Creek Knights (IBL): 5 games: 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 0.8apg; then moved to Central Oregon Hotshots (IBL): 1 games: 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.0apg, in July moved to Halcones Red Nicarao (Nicaragua-D1, starting five), in August signed at Pumas de la Unival (Nicaragua-D1, starting five)
2008-2009: Muharraq (Bahrain-Premier League): 4 games: 23.0ppg, 10.0rpg,4.0apg, then in Nov.'08 moved to Antranik Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five): 2 games: 16.0ppg,9.0rpg, 4.0apg, in Dec.'08 moved to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five), training only
2009: Decatur Court Kings (WBA)
2009-2010: Ebal Nablus (Palestine-PBBA, starting five): 28pts 12 rebs 8 assist 1 block and 2 steals (stats according to the player)
2010-2011: Atlanta Assault (UBA): 2 games: 7.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 100%, in Dec.'10 moved to GIE Morrow Disciples (UBA), left in Jan.'11, later that month signed at Dallas Stars (UBA): 8 games: 11.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 62.5%
2011-2012: Nashville Musicians (UBA): 19 games: 11.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 73.3%
Around The Peach Tournament MVP -98
All-County 2nd Team -98
All-County 1st Team -99
All-State 2nd Team -98
Atlanta Journal Constitution Team of The Year -99
Selected Team MVP -04
All conference 1st Team -04
All Region 1st Team -04
IBL All-Star Game -07
WBA Regular Season Runner-Up -09
WBA Semifinals -09
| 2014-15 All-Eurocup First - Second Teams announced- Apr.17, 2015 (by Diamadis)|
Euroleague Basketball honors 10 deserving stars as members of the All-Eurocup First and Second Teams. The players selected are those that excelled on the court throughout the season and led their respective teams in deep runs in the competition. This year's selection is loaded with new faces - only one of the 10 players chosen to the All-Eurocup teams had been there before. FIRST TEAM Tyrese Rice (17.2 ppg., 5.5 apg., 18.6 PIR) leads the 2014-15 Eurocup in total performance index ratin... [read more]
Euroleague Basketball honors 10 deserving stars as members of the All-Eurocup First and Second Teams. The players selected are those that excelled on the court throughout the season and led their respective teams in deep runs in the competition. This year's selection is loaded with new faces - only one of the 10 players chosen to the All-Eurocup teams had been there before.
Tyrese Rice (17.2 ppg., 5.5 apg., 18.6 PIR) leads the 2014-15 Eurocup in total performance index rating (410) and points (378) and is second in fouls drawn (105). He is also second in scoring (17.18 ppg.) and fourth in index rating (18.6).
Petteri Koponen (13.4 ppg., 60% 2FG, 45.8% 3FG, 3.3 apg., 14.9 PIR) is tied for seventh in scoring (328) despite coming off the bench most of the season. He ranks seventh in three-pointers made (44) after hitting 45.8% of his attempts and improving that to 51.7% (15-of-29) in the elimination rounds.
Sammy Mejia (13.7 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 3.3 apg., 18.2 PIR) led Banvit to the semifinals as its scoring and performance index rating leader. He ranked sixth in index average (18.2 PIR), eighth in three-point percentage (48.2%), fifth in free throws made (4.1 per game) with an outstanding 85.9% and eighth in fouls drawn (4.8 per game).
Derrick Brown (15.4 ppg., 62.4% 2FG, 5.2 rpg., 2.8 apg., 19.8 PIR) played 18 Eurocup games with Lokomotiv, in which his team was undefeated. He leads the 2014-15 Eurocup in performance index rating (19.8 PIR) and was fourth in two-pointers made (5.72 per game) after hitting 103 of 165 two-point shots (62.4%).
Walter Tavares (8.9 ppg., 72.1% 2FG, 7.8 rpg., 1.9 bpg., 16.5 PIR) is arguably the most effective player in the competition. He is second in index rating per 40 minutes (30.4) and first in rebounds (14.4 per 40 minutes) and blocks (3.42 per 40 minutes).
Bobby Dixon (16.8 ppg., 84.5% FT, 3.9 rpg., 5.2 apg., 2 spg., 18.8 PIR) led Karsiyaka to its first-ever quarterfinals appearance. Dixon ranks second in total index (375) and scoring (335), as well as fifth in assists (104). He led the 2014-15 Eurocup in three-pointers made (62) and ranked first in steals (39).
Keith Langford (17.8 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 2.4 apg., 18.2 PIR) joined the competition in the Last 32 and helped Unics reach the semifinals. He ranked sixth in scoring in the Last 32 (19 ppg.), ninth in index rating (19.7) and third in free throws made (30).
Kyle Kuric (13.6 ppg., 45.4% 3FG, 87.1% FT, 2.6 rpg., 13.3 PIR) is one of the main reasons Gran Canaria has reached its first Eurocup final. Kuric was deadly early in the season, hitting 17 of 27 three-pointers (63%) in the opening five games to get his team going.
Anthony Randolph (12.7 ppg., 54.8% 3FG, 6 rpg., 1.4 spg., 1.6 bpg., 18 PIR) was a force for Lokomotiv; he won the first 14 games he played with the team. Randolph leads the 2014-15 Eurocup in index rating per 40 minutes (31.2 PIR) and is third in per-minute blocks (2.72 per 40 minutes). R
Sharrod Ford (15.1 ppg., 62.1% 2FG, 8.8 rpg., 18.6 PIR) led Paris to the Eurocup quarterfinals for the first time in club history. He led the 2014-15 Eurocup in rebounds (8.8 rpg.) and two-pointers made (6.55 per game), with an excellent 62.1% shooting percentage.
| 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aito Garcia Reneses, Herbalife Gran Canaria- Apr.15, 2015 (by Diamadis)|
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that the 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year is Garcia Aito Reneses of Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. In his first season on the Gran Canaria bench, Garcia Reneses, 68, has led the club to its first-ever Eurocup Finals and the best record in Eurocup history, 21-1. Only one team to date has managed to win the Eurocup title with just one loss - Garcia Reneses-coached DKV Joventut Badalona in the 2007-08 season. Gran Canaria ranks fourth in scor... [read more]
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that the 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year is Garcia Aito Reneses of Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. In his first season on the Gran Canaria bench, Garcia Reneses, 68, has led the club to its first-ever Eurocup Finals and the best record in Eurocup history, 21-1. Only one team to date has managed to win the Eurocup title with just one loss - Garcia Reneses-coached DKV Joventut Badalona in the 2007-08 season. Gran Canaria ranks fourth in scoring (83.2 ppg.) and second both in performance index rating (99.7) and index rating allowed (67.4).
Gran Canaria opened the season with a 12-game winning streak, which saw Garcia Reneses's team finish the regular season undefeated. After a road loss against Banvit Bandirma, Gran Canaria regrouped to win its next nine contests, including sweeps of Cedevita Zagreb, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir and Unics Kazan to advance to the Eurocup Finals. Now Garcia Reneses and Gran Canaria face the opportunity to make history with what would be the club's first Eurocup title, if they can overcome Khimki Moscow Region for the trophy.
Nine players of Gran Canaria average at least 5 points per night, with Kyle Kuric (13.6 ppg.) leading the way. Defensively, Garcia Reneses has been loyal to his tradition by playing with a lot of pressure on the ball and relying on 2.20-meter center Walter Tavares, who leads the Eurocup in blocks (1.9 bpg.) and is fourth in defensive rebounds (5.3 drpg.). Gran Canaria was fourth in rebounds (37.1 rpg.), fifth in blocks (3.41 bpg.) and second-bottom in fouls committed (17.8 per game).
Garcia Reneses becomes the seventh winner of the annual Coach of the Year award, which was introduced in the 2008-09 season. He is one of the best coaches in basketball history, being the winner of totally, five European competitions.
| 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Kristaps Porzingis, Baloncesto Seville- Apr.14, 2015 (by Diamadis)|
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce Kristaps Porzingis (215-C/F-95) of Baloncesto Seville as the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started. Porzingis, who w... [read more]
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce Kristaps Porzingis (215-C/F-95) of Baloncesto Seville as the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started.
Porzingis, who will turn 20 in August, surprised a lot of Eurocup fans with his combination of shooting ability, quickness and athleticism. Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. Porzingis shined throughout the season, which made him a great choice as the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star!
Porzingis recorded Eurocup career-highs of 18 points, 4 assists, 4 steals and a performance index rating of 26 in Seville's road loss at Virtus Rome in Regular Season Game 3. He scored in double figures six times during the regular season, when he averaging 10.2 points on 50% three-point shooting and 4.1 rebounds. However, Porzingis did even better in the Last 32 despite facing better opponents! He had team-highs of 14 points against Telenet Ostend at home, 18 against Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius and 19 against PGE Turow Zgorzelec in Seville. Porzingis also scored 16 in his team's home win against Rytas. He boosted his numbers to 14 points and a 14.7 index rating in the Last 32. Porzingis led all Rising Star eligible players in performance index rating (13.1) this season, too.
Porzingis joins a select list of Rising Star trophy winners that also includes Victor Claver of Power Electronics Valencia, Milan Macvan of Hemofarm Vrsac, Donatas Motiejunas of Benetton Basket Bwin, Jonas Valanciunas of Lietuvos Rytas and Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia Basket, who over the previous two seasons became the first player to win the trophy twice.
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| Trabzon, Turkey To Host Eurochallenge Final 4 Mar.28, 2015 |
| Petteri Koponen stays in Khimki until 2017 Mar.28, 2015 |
| Prague will host the Eurolegue Women F4 Mar.10, 2015 |
| A tribute to all the National Cup Winners of the weekend Feb.23, 2015 |
| A tribute to all the National Cup Winners of the weekend Feb.23, 2015 |
| Istanbul Universitesi wins first All-Turkey game over Besiktas Feb.5, 2015 |
| Mersin Takes First Game Over Castors Braine Feb.5, 2015 |
| Late Rally Gives Villeneuve Lille First Win Feb.5, 2015 |
| EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals Matchups Are Set Jan.3, 2015 |
| Eurochallenge Last 16 Phase Is Complete Dec.21, 2014 |
| Eurocup Last 32 phase is complete Dec.21, 2014 |
| 2015 Season Tips Off June 5. Fulls season schedule released Dec.11, 2014 |
| Review of Round 9 of Regular Season Dec.6, 2014 |
| BC Astana bolster backcourt with Ivan Paunic Nov.2, 2014 |
| Transfer news from Ulm and Brindisi Aug.15, 2014 |
| Reggio Emilia will host the Eurochallenge F4 Mar.31, 2014 |
| 1st Eurobasket Women 2015 Qualification Round hosts announced Jan.23, 2013 |
| Interview: Nick Calathes, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Jan.16, 2013 |
| NBA, NBPA pledge $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Nov.7, 2012 |
| The Future Starts Now: a look at the 2013 WNBA Draft Sep.26, 2012 |
| Taj McWilliams-Franklin Breaks WNBA Offensive Rebounding Record Sep.2, 2012 |
| Greece organised a fantastic FIBA 3x3 World Championship Aug.31, 2012 |
| The French teams in the 2012/13 Eurochallenge Aug.17, 2012 |
| USA Basketball delivers huge ratings for NBC Aug.15, 2012 |
| Interview: Give it up for Artemis Spanou. Apr.24, 2012 |
| Interview with Zoi Dimitrakou, who's leaving her mark, in France Mar.19, 2012 |
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