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Kemba Walker

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Honors:: Named MVP of the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

  • Named on Feb. 10, 2020, a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.

  • Member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team that finished with a 6-2 record and in seventh place. Started in 7 of 7 games played, missed one game because of an injury. Averaged a team third-high 25.6 minutes, a team-leading 14.4 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and a team-best 5.4 apg. Shot 48.6% from the field, 38.5% (15-39) from 3-point and 70.0% from the foul line.

  • Scored in double digits in all seven games played in. Recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists against Serbia; Recorded 16 points and 5 assists against Brazil; 15 point and 8 assists against Japan; and 15 points 6 assists versus Greece.

  • During USA National Team pre-World Cup Tour, played in four games, started three games, averaged 24.3 minutes, team-high 17.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg. and 3.3 apg., shot 46.9% from the field, 33.3% from 3-point and 89.5% from the free throw line.

  • Named on July 22, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA World Cup Team.

  • Played on the victorious USA Blue Team (National) in the 2019 USA Blue-USA White exhibition game on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas, recorded 14 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists in 16:20 of action.

  • Named on June 10, 2019, a member of the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp roster that will be used to select the official 12-member 2019 USA World Cup Team.

  • Participated in the 2018 USA Basketball Men's National Team minicamp.

  • Named a member of the 2018-20 USA Men's National Team roster.

  • Recorded 2 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 23:18 of action for the USA Blue Team in the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Attended the 2013 USA National Team minicamp.

  • Member of the 2010 USA Select Team that trained against the USA National Team in its lead up to the 2010 FIBA World Cup.

  • Member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that finished 4-1 and claimed the silver medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Formosa, Argentina. Started in all 5 games, averaged a team-best 13.4 ppg., added 4.6 rpg. and a team-high 5.0 apg. Shot 48.1% from the field, 31.3% from 3-point and 66.7% from the foul line.

  • In the FIBA Americas U18 Championship gold medal game versus host Argentina, recorded a game-high 21 points to go with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots. Was named MVP of the tournament.

NBA HONORS:

  • Named 2019 All-NBA third team.

  • Two-time recipient of the NBA Sportsmanship Award (2017 and 2018).

  • Four-Time NBA All-Star Selection (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020).

  • Named a started for 2020 Team Giannis for the NBA All-Star Game, recorded 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 29:10 minutes of action.

  • Named to the 2019 Team Giannis for the NBA All-Star Game, recorded 4 points, 1 rebound and 8 assists in 20 minutes of action.

  • Named to the 2018 Team LeBron for the NBA All-Star Game, recorded 11 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 14:20 minutes of action.

  • Named to the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team, recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists in 20:20 minutes of action.

  • Participated in the 2013 NBA Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Played Team Shaq, record 8 points and 8 assists in 19:43 of action.

  • Participated in the 2012 NBA Rising Stars Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend. Played Team Shaq, record 10 points. 5 rebounds and 10 assists in 24:46 of action.

  • Seven-time NBA Player of the Week.

NBA MILESTONES:

  • Through 2020-21, among NBA career all-time leaders ranks 25th for 3-point field goals attempted (4415), 30th for 3-point field goals made (1590), 67th for points per game (19.9), 95th for assists per game (5.4) and 99th for player efficiency (19.3).

  • Was one of two players in the NBA in 2018-19 to average at least 25.0 points and 5.0 assists while playing in all 82 regular season games (Bradley Beal).

  • On March 28, 2019, in a game versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, surpassed Dell Curry (9,839 points) to become the Charlotte's career scoring leader.

  • Eclipsed the career 10,000-point mark on October 20, 2018, in a game versus the Miami Heat.

  • In 2018-19, set the NBA record for most 3-point field goals through the first three games of a season with 19, and became the first player in NBA history to make five or more 3-point field goals in each of the first three games of a season.

  • Led the NBA in scoring in late  and close situations (last two minutes of of the final quarter when the game is within four points) with 83 points.

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2020-21 his 10th NBA season, second with the Boston Celtics after eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Through 2020-21, has played in 704 games, starting 659 games, in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 23,718 minutes (33.7 mpg.), 13,983 points (19.9 ppg.), 2,704 rebounds (3.8 rpg.), 3,788 assists (5.4 apg.), 896 steals (1.3 spg.), while shooting 41.9% from the field, 36.0% from 3-point and 84.0% from the foul line.

  • Through 2019-20, has appeared and started in 28 career postseason games, has averaged 37.2 minutes, 20.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.1 steals a game, while shooting 42.0% from the field, 33.7% from 3-point and 86.6% from the foul line.

  • Played and started in 43 games in 2020-21, averaged 31.8 minutes, 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.1 steals a game. Shot 42.0% from the field, 36.0% from 3-point and a career-high 89.9% from the foul line (22nd in NBA). Ranked 82md in the NBA in efficiency (17.7).

  • Played and started in 56 games in 2019-20, averaged 31.1 minutes (60th in NBA), 20.5 points (tied 24th in NBA), 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists a game (39th in NBA). Shot 42.5% from the field, 38.1% from 3-point (59th in NBA) and 86.4% from the foul line (22nd in NBA). Ranked 39th in the NBA in efficiency (20.0)

  • Appeared in al l17 of Boston's playoff games in 2020, averaged 36.9 minutes, 19.6 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 0.9 steals a game. Shot 44.1% from the floor, 31.0% from 3-point and 85.2% from the free throw line 

  • Drafted in the first round, No. 9 overall, of the 2011 NBA Draft by Charlotte. Became an early entry candidate after three collegiate seasons at the University of Connecticut.

COLLEGIATE NOTES:

  • Attended the University of Connecticut for three seasons (2008-09 - 2010-11).
  • In three seasons at UConn, played in 111 games, started in 78 games, compiled 1,783 points (16.1 ppg.), 493 rebounds (4.4 rpg.), 457 assists (4.1 apg.), 185 steals (1.7 spg.), shot 42.9% from the field, 32.6% from 3-point and 78.3% from the foul line.
  • As a junior in 2010-11, played and started in 41 games, averaged 37.6 minutes, 23.5 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 4.5 apg., 1.9 spg., shot 42.8% from the field, 33.0% from 3-point and 81.9% from the foul line. 
  • As a junior set a UConn single season record with 965 points.
  • Ranked fourth in the nation and second in the Big East, averaging 23.5 ppg.
  • Selected the recipient of the 2011 Lute Olson Award, Bob Cousy (Best PG) Award
  • Named a consensus 2010-11 All-American first team, Associated Press All-American first team, USBWA All-American first team, Sporting News All-American first team, NABC All-American first team, NABC All-District (5) first team.
  • Named 2010-11 All-Big East Conference first team and the 2011 Big East Tournament MVP.
  • Selected as the 2010-11 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player.
  • Averaged 23.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 5.6 apg. in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and led UConn to the National Championship with 16 points and 9 rebounds against Butler. Scored a game-high 18 points with 6 rebounds and 7 assists against Kentucky.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, played and started in 34 games, averaged 35.2 minutes, 14.6 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 5.0 apg., 2.1 spg., shot 40.5% from the field, 33.9% from 3-point and 76.7% from the foul line.
  • Named 2009-10 All-Big East Conference third team.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, played in 36 games, started in 3 games, averaged 25.1 minutes, 8.9 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 2.9 apg., 1.0 spg., shot 47.0% from the field, 27.1% from 3-point and 71.5% from the foul line.
  • Named 2008-09 Big East All-Rookie Team and named to named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team. 

PERSONAL NOTES:

  • Born in Bronx, N.Y.

  • Son of Paul and Andrea Walker. Has three siblings, Sharifa Nesbitt, Akil Nesbitt and Keya Edwards.

  • Attended Rice High School in New York, averaged averaged as a senior 18.2 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 5.3 apg., and 3.3 spg.

  • Named 2008 McDonald's High School All-American.

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USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS


TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2019 WC 7/7 179/25.6 36-  74 .486 15-  39 .385 14-  20 .700  21/  3.0  101/ 14.4 38 2 6
2019 MNT 4/3 97/24.3 23-  49 .469   5-  15 .333 17-  19 .895 21/  5.3  68/ 17.0 13 2 3
2019 MNTX 1/1 16/16.0   6-  11 .545   1-    4 .250   1-    1 1.000  1/  1.0  14/ 14.0 4 0 0
2013 MNTX 1/0 23/23.0   1-    5 .200   0-   1 .000   0-    0 .---  2/  2.0    2/   2.0 5 0 3
2008 U18 5/5 140/28.0 26-  54 .481   5-  16 .313 10-  15 .667 23/  4.6  67/ 13.4 25 3 6
Totals
18/16
 455/25.3
92-193
.477
26-  75
.347
42-  55
.764
68/  3.8
252/ 14.0
85
7
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