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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
| Isiah Thomas Named President of the New York Liberty- May.5, 2015 (by Diamadis)|
The New York Liberty and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas today announced that Mr. Thomas has been named team president, with responsibility for basketball and business operations. Mr. Thomas has also taken an ownership interest in the team, and is committed to using his considerable expertise to help further develop the Liberty, both on and off the court. "In the fall, Isiah and I began discussions about a possible role for him with the Liberty. Since that time, Isiah has been advising the t... [read more]
The New York Liberty and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas today announced that Mr. Thomas has been named team president, with responsibility for basketball and business operations. Mr. Thomas has also taken an ownership interest in the team, and is committed to using his considerable expertise to help further develop the Liberty, both on and off the court.
"In the fall, Isiah and I began discussions about a possible role for him with the Liberty. Since that time, Isiah has been advising the team, and we are very pleased with the results. He has overseen the strengthening of our coaching staff, with the return of three-time WNBA Champion head coach Bill Laimbeer and the hiring of Herb Williams as assistant coach, as well as our recent free agent signings, draft strategy, trade for Epiphanny Prince and the return of Liberty legend, Teresa Weatherspoon,' said Mr. James Dolan, executive chairman, of The Madison Square Garden Company. 'Now, we've agreed that it is time for him to take a lead role with the team as president, and through his ownership interest".
Mr. Thomas said: "I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the New York Liberty and help the franchise reclaim its position as one of the elite teams in the WNBA. Following a conversation with Jim about his thoughts on the franchise, I expressed my interest and enthusiasm for taking responsibility for both the basketball and business operations, as well as for taking an ownership interest in the team. To me, basketball is basketball. These women are outstanding athletes who want to compete for a championship in New York. I look forward to this challenge - not just to win a title, but also to help broaden the team's fanbase."
Thomas has been widely recognized for his contributions in all levels of professional basketball, including an induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as for his successful business initiatives and philanthropic endeavors. After his collegiate career at Indiana University, where he won the NCAA championship in 1981, he spent 13 years as a point guard for the Detroit Pistons (1981-1994), where his exceptional basketball skills and leadership helped guide the Pistons to back-to-back championships in 1988 and 1989.
After retiring from the NBA, Thomas took a front office position as part owner and executive vice president of the Toronto Raptors expansion team. He also served as head coach of the Indiana Pacers; president, general manager and coach of the New York Knicks; and was owner of the Continental Basketball Association.
| Johannes Voigtmann, the Beko BBL Most Improved and Best Young Player - Apr.23, 2015 (by Diamadis)|
Fraport Skyliners center Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) has received a significant, domestic recognition, that should boost his confidence ahead of his team's EuroChallenge semi-final clash on Friday. The German Beko Bundesliga announced on Wednesday that the 23 year old, Frankfurt player was voted as both the BBL's Best Young (U23) Player as well as the Most Improved Player for the 2014-2015 season. Fellow German internationals Daniel Theis and David Brembly took second and third place, r... [read more]
Fraport Skyliners center Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) has received a significant, domestic recognition, that should boost his confidence ahead of his team's EuroChallenge semi-final clash on Friday. The German Beko Bundesliga announced on Wednesday that the 23 year old, Frankfurt player was voted as both the BBL's Best Young (U23) Player as well as the Most Improved Player for the 2014-2015 season. Fellow German internationals Daniel Theis and David Brembly took second and third place, respectively, in the Best Young Player vote.
It is worth mentioning that the last player to sweep both these awards was point guard Dennis Schroeder, now with the Atlanta Hawks, in 2012/13 which was his last season at Phantoms Braunschweig and the BBL.
Voigtmann, who turns 23 in September, has averaged 26.3 minutes of playing time in the BBL so far this season, and contributed 12.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game, for an average efficiency index rating of 15.9.
In the previous season, the 2.11m Frankfurt center had averaged 8.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists for an efficiency rating of 10.6.
This notable improvement by the young German big man has helped the Skyliners secure a BBL play-off berth for the first time in the past four seasons. For Voigtmann and his team however the first big challenge of the season is on Friday, as they take on French side JSF Nanterre in the first semi-final of the EuroChallenge Final Four, in Trabzon, Turkey.
Voigtmann averaged 15.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists for Frankfurt during this EuroChallenge campaign.
| 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 |
| 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Kristaps Porzingis, Baloncesto Seville Apr.14, 2015 |
| Lisa Leslie inducted to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Apr.9, 2015 |
| 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 |
| 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 |
| 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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