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Kemba Walker

USA BASKETBALL NOTES:

  • Honors:  Named MVP of the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Named a finalist for the 2019 USA World Cup Team on Aug. 9, 2019.
  • Played on he 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 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from 3-point and 66.7 percent 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).
  • Three-Time NBA All-Star Selection (2017, 2018 and 2019).
  • 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 14.2 minutes of action.
  • Named to the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team, recorded 7 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists in 20.2 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:

  • Ranks 48th in NBA all-time regular season career 3-point field goals attempted (3589), 49th (tied) in 3-point field goals made (1283), 100th in free throw percentage (.8352%), 176 in assists (3308) and 247th in scoring (12,009).
  • 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.

 

NBA NOTES:

  • Completed in 2018-19 his 8th NBA season, all with the Charlotte Hornets.
  • Has played in 605 games, starting 560 games, in his NBA regular season career and has compiled 20,606 minutes (34.1 mpg.), 12,009 points (19.9 ppg.), 2317 rebounds (3.8 rpg.), 3308 assists (5.5 apg.), 800 steals (1.3 spg.), while shooting 41.8 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from 3-point and 83.5 percent from the foul line.
  • Has appeared and started in 11 career postseason games, has averaged 37.5 minutes, 21.6 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 4.7 pg., 1.6 spg., while shooting 39.4 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from 3-point and 88.7 percent from the foul line.
  • Played and started in all 82 games in 2018-19, averaged 34.9 minutes 9th in NBA), a career-high 25.6 ppg. (10th in NBA), 4.4 rpg., a career-high 5.9 apg. (20th in NBA), 1.2 spg. (33rd in NBA), shot 43.4 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from 3-point and 84.4 percent (33rd in NBA) from the foul line. Ranked 27th in the NBA in efficiency (22.5)
  • Drafted in the first round, 9th 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 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from 3-point and 78.3 percent from the foul line.
    As a junior in 2010-11, played and started in 41 games, 37.6 minutes, 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.9 steals per game, shot 42.8 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from 3-point and 81.9 percent from the foul line. 
  • As a junior set a UConn single season record with 965 points.
  • Ranked 4th in the nation and second in the BIG EAST averaging 23.5 points per game.
  • 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, 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 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists in the 2011 NCAA Tournament and led UConn to the National Championship with 16 points and nine rebounds against Butler. Scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds and seven assists against Kentucky.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, played and started in 34 games, averaged 35.2 minutes, 14.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.1 steals per game, shot 40.5 percent from the field, 33.9 percent from 3-point and 76.7 percent 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 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals per game, shot 47.0 percent from the field, 27.1 percent from 3-point and 71.5 percent 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 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 3.3 steals per game.
  • Named 2008 McDonald's High School All-American.

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