Miami (FL) transfer Anthony Walker commits to Indiana

  • 04/29/2023 1:00 pm in

Miami (FL) transfer Anthony Walker committed to Indiana today.

A 6-foot-9 forward from Baltimore, Walker appeared in all 37 games last season for the Hurricanes. Miami reached the Final Four last season and beat Indiana in the second round of the 2023 NCAA tournament at MVP Arena in Albany, New York.

Walker completed an official visit to Indiana earlier this week with his mom, Towanda, and brother, Darius.

Xavier Johnson was one of his player hosts on the visit and did an excellent job according to a person familiar with the visit. Walker did not visit any other schools after entering the transfer portal.

The 22-year-old Walker, who averaged 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds last season for Miami, has one season of eligibility remaining.

Indiana now has two open scholarships for next season. The Hoosiers have also signed Kel’el Ware (Oregon) and Payton Sparks (Ball State) out of the transfer portal this spring.

The Hoosiers are still expected to pursue guard and wing help in the portal to fill out the roster. The deadline for underclassmen to enter the transfer portal is Thursday, May 11.

Walker is expected to provide depth and experience in the frontcourt at the forward positions.

Associate head coach Kenya Hunter has strong recruiting ties in the DMV area, encompassing Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Over his 125-game college career, Walker has averaged 4.9 points and 2.5 rebounds. He’s a career 43.2 percent shooter from the field and a 20.6 percent 3-point shooter.

He played in all five games for Miami in their NCAA tournament run. In Miami’s 85-69 win against the Hoosiers, Walker scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench. He scored seven points in Miami’s Sweet Sixteen win against top-seeded Houston in Kansas City.

A member of the 2019 recruiting class out of high school, Walker finished his high school career at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

He was the 228th-best prospect nationally in the 2019 class, per the 247Composite.

According to his profile at 247Sports, Walker chose Miami over Illinois, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island and VCU out of high school.

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