Florida Basketball: Chris Walker Will Be SEC's Best Player in 2014-15

By Trevor Lowry
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The Florida Gators had arguably the most complete team in college basketball this past season. As a result, freshman Chris Walker did not get many minutes. Well, Florida is losing four senior starters for the 2014-15 season, which means Walker should become a starter himself. Fans can expect him to be the SEC‘s best player.

Walker only averred 1.9 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game this past season, but he also only averaged 4.8 minutes a game. This was not because of a lack of talent from the big man. He joined the team very late and once again, Florida was one of the most complete teams even without him.

At 6-foot-10, Walker should find his way in the starting lineup pretty easily. He could have been the Gators’ best player this past season, but a lack of playing time completely killed that.

His athleticism and shot-blocking abilities will have fans raving about him all offseason.

There is plenty of talent coming back on Florida — Michael Frazier II, Kasey Hill and many others — which means the team should not skip a beat. There is a chance that Walker isn’t even the best player on the Gators, let alone the SEC. Still, he has some major upside and I think we are going to see a lot of that upside in the upcoming season.

Playing with a talented group of players will only help Walker. No matter what the case, Walker should have a much more productive season than he did his past year and I am sure we will be hearing his name quite a bit as a result of that.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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