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Erving Walker

G

Height
5' 8"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Weight
161 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Christ the King
4 Kyle McCLanahan

A cerebral point guard who can penetrate and breakdown defenses with his rapid first step...Finished his career as Florida’s school record-holder in assists (547) and minutes played (4,358)…He ranks fourth on the Gators’ all-time scoring list (1,777) and second in 3-pointers made (285) and attempted (755)… Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches in 2012, marking the third straight season Walker was named to the coaches’ second-team All-SEC after he was SEC All-Freshman in 2009… Also named to AP All-SEC Honorable Mention in 2012… Has made his mark by hitting clutch shots and scoring in bunches with the game on the line.

 

AS A SENIOR IN 2011-12: Led the Gators in assists (4.6) and was one of only two Gators to play in and start all 37 games… Tallied 12 points and dished out seven assists in Elite Eight action vs. Louisville...

Scored 11 points adding three asissts and three boards vs. Marquette in Sweet 16 action...Scored 15 points vs. Norfolk State in Round of 32 action...Tallied nine points and added four rebounds in Round of 64 action vs. Virginia...Scored eight points and added four assists vs. Kentucky in the SEC Tournament Semis...Tallied seven points and added four assists vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament...Scored eight points and dished five assists vs. Kentucky...Tallied 15 points, five rebounds and three assists at Vanderbilt...Scored 14 points at Georgia...Grabbed a team-best seven rebounds and added 13 points and five assists vs. Auburn...Scored a career-best 31 points on 9-of-12 shooting at Arkansas...Became UF’s

all-time leading assist man with a seven assist outing at Alabama...Also added five points and two rebounds against the Crimson Tide...Scored nine points vs. Tennessee...Grabbed four rebounds at Kentucky...Tallied 11 points, five assists and five rebounds vs. Vanderbilt...Had an impressive game with 14 points, seven assists and four rebounds vs. South Carolina...Scored 10 points and added four assists vs. Mississippi State...Dished out a season-best nine assists and added 10 points at Ole Miss...Scored 12 points and added three assists vs. LSU...Dished out seven assists and added 11 points on three-of-five shooting at South Carolina...Tallied eight points, three rebounds and two assists and one steal vs. Georgia...Scored eight points at Tennessee...On 8-of-12 shooting, including 7-of-9 from deep, scored a team-best 23 points against UAB...Dished out a team best five assists vs. Yale...Posted nine points and a team-leading six assists at Rutgers...Scored 11 points and added a team-best seven assists vs. Florida State...Tallied a team-best 19 points vs. MVSU...Converted on nine-of-10 free throws on the way to 16 points vs. No. 22 Texas A&M...Scored 12 points and added four rebounds and assists vs. Rider...Made 7-of-9 free throws down the stretch to score 14 points and lead UF to an OT win vs. Arizona...Scored 17 points and added five assists at No. 4 Syracuse...Topped the 20 point mark for the second game in a row with 21 points vs. Stetson...Also added a team-best six assists against the Hatters...Scored 21 points, including 7-of-8 from the charity stripe, vs. JU...Dished out a season-best seven assists, while adding nine points and five boards vs. Wright State...Tallied 17 points, six boards and five assists vs. UNF...Totaled four points at Ohio State, adding six rebounds and four assists...Scored 10 points and added four assists and four rebounds vs. Jackson State.

 

AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11: Led the team in points (539) and steals (41), averaging a team-best 14.6 points along with 2.9 rebounds and 3.4 rebounds per game in 37 games (all starts)… Tallied nine points (3-of-5 3FG) and six rebounds in Florida’s season-opening win against UNC-Wilmington... Scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting at home vs. Ohio State, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the line... Registered 11 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals in the victory against North Carolina A&T... Poured in a team-high 16 points and dished out a team-best seven assists in the home win over Morehead State... Collected a team-high four assists, 14 points, six rebounds and a career-high tying five steals in the victory at home against FAU... Tallied nine points, three rebounds and three assists in the rivalry win at FSU... Recorded 16 points, three rebounds and two assists on the road vs. UCF... Scored a team-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc in the win at American... Collected four rebounds, three points and three assists in the home victory over Kent State... Registered 13 points and three assists in the win vs. Kansas State... Poured in a season-high 21 points against Jacksonville, including a season-best 9-of-12 from the charity stripe... Scored 20-plus points for the second-straight game in the home win vs. Radford, finishing with a game-high 20 points... Led the team for the third-straight game by scoring 18 points in the win at Xavier... Scored 14 points and dished out a team-high tying five assists in the home victory over Rhode Island... Became the 47th player in school history to score 1,000 points with a game-high tying 20 points against Ole Miss, while also dishing out a game-high tying six assists in the SEC-opening win... Poured in 15 points to go along with four assists in the overtime win at Tennessee...Contributed 17 points and four rebounds against South Carolina... Tied for the game high with 12 points in the road win at Auburn... Dished out three assists and scored two points in the victory against Arkansas... Poured in 24 points on a career-high tying 7-of-17 shooting to go along with a game-high five assists in a career-high tying 44 minutes in the double-overtime win at Georgia... Collected team highs in points (18) and assists (4) to go along with five rebounds at Mississippi State... Finished with 15 points, a season-high tying six rebounds and four assists in the overtime win vs. Vanderbilt... Scored nine points and dished out a game-high tying five assists in the rivalry win over Kentucky at home... Poured in a season-high 25 points in the victory at South Carolina...Led the team with 16 points in the win over Tennessee, going 9-10 from the free throw line... Scored a team-high tying 17 points to go along with four rebounds in the road win at LSU... Tallied 15 points, four rebounds and two assists in the SEC East-clinching win over Georgia at home... Notched 10 points, five rebounds and three assists at Kentucky... Totaled eight points and a season-high tying seven assists in the Senior Night victory over Alabama at home... Recorded 16 points and six assists at Vanderbilt to help UF win its third outright SEC title...Scored 17 points, grabbed three rebounds and two assists in Florida’s win over Tennessee in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals...Contributed 17 points in the Gators’ victory over Vanderbilt in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament...Totaled eight points and three rebounds in the SEC Championship game... Scored a team-high 18 points and had six assists versus UCSB in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Was 5-for-8 from the field for a team-high 21 points to lead Florida past UCLA in the third round of the NCAA Tournament...Scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half of Florida’s Sweet 16 play versus BYU and added six rebounds and five assists...Had eight points, one rebound, four assists and one steal in Florida’s NCAA regional final versus Butler.

 

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10: Led the team in assists (4.9) and tied for the lead in steals (1.3)…His 166 assists were the fifth-highest total in school history…Started 33 games after starting six his freshman year…Contributed eight points, three assists and two steals in 32 minutes of play in UF’s season-opener against Stetson...Dished out six assists and scored nine points (9-of-11 FT) in UF’s win over Georgia Southern in the first game of the Legends Classic...Scored 13 points, dished out seven assists and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Troy in Game 2 of the Legends Classic...Was one of three Gators to lead the team with 13 points (6-of-13 FG) in the victory against Florida State...Contributed 12 points in the second half alone, accompanying seven assists and three steals as UF downed No. 2 Michigan State in the semifinals of the Legends Classic...Named to the 2009 Legends Classic All-Tournament Team after helping UF defeat Rutgers with 11 points and five assists in the championship game in Atlantic City, N.J....Contributed 10 points, five assists and a steal as UF beat FAMU...Dropped in 18 points, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc, to accompany three defensive rebounds and four assists as UF defeated Jacksonville...Chipped in 14 points, six assists and a steal as the Gators were edged by No. 6 Syracuse in Tampa, connecting on 4-of-9 from behind the arc in 36 minutes of play...Hit two treys and went 3-of-4 from the charity stripe in UF’s match-up with Richmond as part of the Orange Bowl Classic...Had eight points, six rebounds, a career-first block, one steal and three assists in 38 minutes against South Alabama...Contributed six assists, two steals and two rebounds in UF’s win over American...Dished out seven assists, scored five points and grabbed three rebounds as the Gators topped Presbyterian...Tallied 13 points and a season-best four steals in 38 minutes of play as the Gators downed NC State on the road in overtime...Had a then career-best 22 points and added six assists, one steal and two rebounds in the SEC opener at Vanderbilt....Led the team in scoring with 20 points (6-of-15 FG, 4-of-9 3FG) against Kentucky at home...Also tied for the team lead with four assists against the Wildcats...Scored 14 points (6-of-12 FG, 2-of-4 3FG) against LSU at home... Also tallied four points and six assists against the Tigers...Poured in a career-high 27 points (7-of-12 FG), including 15 in the first half and 5-of-6 from three, in 35 minutes of play to lift UF over Arkansas on the road...Shot 4-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the arc to tally 13 points against South Carolina...Also led the team with seven assists against the Gamecocks...Had his first-career double-double with 21 points and a career-high 10 assists in the win over Georgia...Tallied nine points, four assists and three rebounds as the Gators were edged by Tennessee on the road...Scored 16 points (7-of-14 FG), including a jumper with 11 seconds left, that gave UF a one-point victory over Alabama on the road...Collected six points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win over Mississippi State...Led Florida in scoring with 20 points, including 6-of-10 from both the field and free-throw line, as the Gators were edged by South Carolina on the road...Scored 11 points and had eight assists in the loss to Xavier...Shot a career-high 14-of-16 from the free-throw line in the home victory over Auburn...Also added a team-leading six assists, two rebounds and one steal against the Tigers...Had 10 points, four assists and one steal in the road victory at Ole Miss...Turned in 19 points, including three-straight three-pointers in the second half and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe, as the Gators downed No. 17/19 Tennessee in Gainesville...Scored seven points, dished out four assists and grabbed two steals in 32 minutes of play as UF fell short against Georgia...Dished out a team-high five assists, contributed five points, four rebounds and two steals as UF fell shy to Vanderbilt in the last home regular season game...Chipped in eight points and a team-leading and career-high eight rebounds as the Gators fell to Kentucky in Lexington in the last regular season game for UF...Had six points in the win versus Auburn in the first round of the 2010 SEC Tournament, all coming from a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe...Also led the Gators with seven rebounds and six assists versus the Tigers to help UF advance...Scored 19 points after hitting 6-of-12 from the field, including four threes, as the Gators were edged by Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament...One of four double-digit scorers in the NCAA Tournament first-round loss to BYU, scoring 12 points…Also notched two rebounds and four assists in the double-overtime thriller against the Cougars.

 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Was selected as a member of the SEC's All-Freshman team…Led the team in three-point percentage shooting .419 from downtown…Led all Gator players with 25.5 minutes per game during the exhibition season while averaging 12.0 points and dishing out 10 total assists...Tied for the team high and led all freshmen in assists (seven) vs. Toledo in the season opener...Led all freshmen with 10 points and three assists in the victory against Bradley... Dished out four assists and scored three points in the victory against Southern Utah...Led all freshmen again with 13 points and five rebounds vs. Syracuse in the CBE Classic...Scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the win over Washington in Kansas City...Dished out a then career-high nine assists and grabbed five steals in Florida’s win over UMKC in Orlando...Led all freshmen in points with 13 and played a team-high 33 minutes in his first career start vs. FAMU...Made his second-straight start and scored two points at FSU...Tied a then career-high with 13 points against FGCU...Recorded 14 points, hitting a season-best 4-of-6 from behind the arc in the win over UCF in Jacksonville...Scored seven points and collected four assists in the win vs. Georgia Southern...Tallied five points on 2-of-4 shooting in the win over Winthrop...Grabbed two rebounds and had an assist in the victory vs. Stetson...Scored eight points and collected two key steals in the win over N.C. State...Poured in a then career-high 16 points in the victory vs. Longwood...Scored eight points, had five assists and was 5-for-5 from the free-throw line in the win over Ole Miss...Hit two treys late in the win over Auburn that gave the Gators momentum for a 68-65 win, finishing with nine points and two rebounds...Tallied 13 points and two steals in the victory against Arkansas...Scored seven points in 17 minutes against South Carolina...Scored 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting in UF’s winning efforts against Vanderbilt, while dishing out six assists and hitting 4-of-5 shots from the charity stripe...Scored nine points in 24 minutes in the win vs. Georgia...Chipped in three points after hitting one from behind the arc, dishing two assists and grabbing two boards against Tennessee on the road...Scored a then career-high 18 points in the win at home over South Carolina, sinking a then career-high seven-of-eight from the free-throw line...Tallied seven points and was perfect from the line in the game at Kentucky...Scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists on the road versus Georgia...Tallied 13 points, four  rebounds, one assist and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the Gators’ win over Alabama...Led the team in scoring with 17 points and tied for the team high in assists with four in the win over Vanderbilt in Gainesville...Tallied nine points and dished out four assists in the contest at LSU...Scored 16 points on six field goals in the game against Tennessee at home...Scored seven points, hitting three shots from the field, and dished out two assists against Mississippi State on the road...Poured in 10 points and pulled down two rebounds in the home victory versus Kentucky...Was UF’s second-highest scorer with 12 points, three assists and a career-tying five steals in the win over Arkansas in the first round of the 2009 SEC Tournament in Tampa...Turned around in the second round of the league tournament and  scored 14 points, grabbed two steals and dished two assists in Florida’s efforts against Auburn...Poured in 11 points and dished out four assists in the NIT victory versus Jacksonville...Scored seven points in the win over Miami in the second round of the NIT...Led all Gators with 16 points against Penn State.

 

PREP: Earned second-team All-State honors by the New York State Sportswriters Association…Averaged 16 points and 11 assists per game in his senior season…Represented New York City in the Jordan Brand Classic game, tallying 20 points and 11 assists…Voted MVP of the regular season while competing for the Shooting Stars in the IS8 Spring League…Scored 15-straight points in a Shooting Stars’ victory in the IS8 playoffs…Set a high-school record after scoring 20 points in one quarter…Chosen as best point guard at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany…Helped lead Christ the King to a Catholic High School Athletic Association championship as a junior…Averaged 11 points per game as a sophomore for the Royals.

 

Erving Walker's Career Statistics

Season

GP-GS

MP

FGM-FGA

PCT.

3PT-ATT

PCT.

FT-FTA

PCT.

REB

AVG.

A

TO

BS

ST

PF-DQ

TP

AV.

2008-09

36-6

869

116-267

.434

70-167

.419

62-79

.785

53

1.5

86

54

0

36

61-1

364

10.1

2009-10

34-33

1119

124-366

.339

67-193

.347

112-138

.811

113

3.3

166

85

1

45

68-0

427

12.6

2010-11

37-37

1212

153-372

.411

79-205

.385

154-198

.778

109

2.9

125

87

0

41

56-0

539

14.6

2011-12

37-37

1158

134-340

.394

69-190

.363

110-135

.815

106

2.9

170

76

0

37

56-0

447

12.1

Totals

144-113

4358

527-1345

.392

285-755

.377

438-550

.796

381

2.6

547

302

1

159

241-1

1777

12.3

 

Erving Walker's SEC Statistics

Season

GP-GS

MP

FGM-FGA

PCT.

3PT-ATT

PCT.

FT-FTA

PCT.

REB

AVG.

A

TO

BS

ST

PF-DQ

TP

AV.

2008-09

16-0

381

53-123

.431

34-78

.436

33-41

.805

 26

1.6

37

19

0

10

27-0

173

10.8

2009-10

16-16

532

62-173

.358

36-86

.419

69-85

.812

56

3.5

78

46

0

23

34-0

229

14.3

2010-11

16-16

553

69-182

.379

28-93

.301

73-90

.811

50

3.1

60

31

0

17

25-0

239

14.9

2011-12

16-16

512

57-148

.385

28-81

.346

37-45

.822

41

2.6

68

30

0

11

27-0

179

11.2

Totals

64-48

1978

241-626

.385

126-338

.373

212-261

.812

173

2.7

243

126

0

61

113-0

820

12.8

 

Walker Game Highs

Points

 

Season

31, at Arkansas (2/18/12)

Career

Same

Rebounds

 

Season

7, vs. Auburn (2/21/12)

Career

8, vs. Kentucky (3/7/10)

Field Goals

 

Season

9, at Arkansas (2/18/12)

Career

Same

Field Goal Attempts

 

Season

16, vs. Arizona (12/7/11)

Career

17, 2x, last at Miss. State (1/29/11)

3-Points

 

Season

7, vs. UAB (1/3/12)

Career

Same

3-Point FG Attempts

 

Season

9, 3x, last vs. UAB (1/3/12)

Career

13, vs. BYU (3/18/10)

Free Throws

 

Season

9, Texas A&M (12/17/11)

Career

14, vs. Auburn (2/18/10)

Free Throw Attempts

 

Season

10, 2x, last vs. FSU (12/22/11)

Career

16, vs. Auburn (2/18/10)

Assists

 

Season

9, at Ole Miss (1/26/12)

Career

10, vs. Georgia (1/27/10)

Steals

 

Season

2, 10x, last vs. Norfolk St. (3/18/12)

Career

5, 3x, last vs. FAU (11/23/10)

Blocked Shots

 

Season

None

Career

1, vs. South Alabama (12/22/09)

Minutes Played

 

Season

38, vs. Arizona (12/7/11)

Career

44, 2x, last at Georgia (1/25/11)

 

Misc. Stats

 

08-09

09-10

10-11

11-12

Career

Times led UF in scoring

2

6

15

3

26

Times led UF in Rebs.

0

2

0

1

3

Times led UF in Assists

3

20

19

25

67

Double figure scoring

18

21

29

24

93

Double figure reb. games

0

0

0

0

0

Double-Doubles

0

1

0

0

1

Dunks

0

0

0

0

0

Charges Drawn

6

3

8

4

21

First off the Bench

0

1

0

0

1

Scored UF's First Pts.

0

5

5

5

15

Three Point Plays

2-4

2-3

8-10

2-2

14-19

Four Point Plays

0-0

0-0

0-1

1-1

1-2

Final Three Minutes from Line

18-22

32-38

52-64

31-35

134-159

 

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