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2002-03 Stats:
PPG: 10.8
RPG: 5.6
APG: 5.1

Luke Walton
Notes:Honorable Mention All-America in an injury-plagued season
The Skinny:

Walton is a very versatile forward who does many things well at both ends. His best asset is that he is a terrific passer, especially playing out of the high post. He can rebound at both ends and is around the ball a lot, and scores garbage points as well. He operates very well on the baseline and has improved his jump shot, including making mid-range fade-away jumpers with some consistency.

Walton is not a great athlete, and his position is a major question mark. Is he a small forward, and can he guard small forwards in the NBA? Is he a power forward, and can he consistently rebound with the stronger and more athletic post forwards? Walton also had an injury-riddled senior season, which did not help his stock.

Walton is likely a late pick in the draft, and will have to fight to make an NBA roster.

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3/13/03 – Championship Week Results
6/12/03 – Jed Tai – Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Evaluations
6/6/03 – Jed Tai – Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Dispatch – Day 3
6/5/03 – Jed Tai – Chicago Pre-Draft Camp Dispatch – Day 2
4/19/03 – Scott Allen – Pac-10 2002-03 Recap
3/30/03 – Morning Dish
3/28/03 – Morning Dish
3/25/03 – Bill Thayer – A Sweet Weekend
3/23/03 – Morning Dish
3/18/03 – Bill Thayer – Breaking It Down
3/18/03 – Mitch Schneider – Hidden Headlines
3/11/03 – Michael Ermitage – New Top 16
3/6/03 – Joaquin Mesa – Pac-10 Notebook
2/23/03 – Morning Dish
2/16/03 – Nicholas Lozito – Pac-10 Freshmen
2/3/03 – Jon Gonzalez – Shots in the Dark 3
1/31/03 – Morning Dish
1/26/03 – Morning Dish
1/21/03 – Bill Thayer – Mid-Season Awards
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1/8/03 – Joaquin Mesa – Pac 10 Notebook
1/4/03 – Michael Ermitage – A New Sixteen
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12/27/02 – Joaquin Mesa – Pac-10 Notebook
12/24/02 – Burns and Lozito – Bar Room Bicker 2
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