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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WWAY) — Wake Forest senior center Ty Walker is prohibited from playing throughout fall semester, the school announced. Walker, a New Hanover High School alum, has been found responsible for violating the school’s student code of conduct.

Walker will be permitted to participate in all practices and workouts during his suspension. The first game he can play in is the Dec. 10 contest at Seton Hall, which comes after fall classes end.

“We are obviously disappointed in the poor decisions that Ty has made, but we are thankful that he will be able to complete his senior year, graduate from Wake Forest in the spring and also contribute to our basketball team this season,” head coach Jeff Bzdelik said in a statement.

Walker was suspended from the team indefinitely on July 11 for a violation of departmental rules

“I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and all of the Wake Forest fans,” Walker said in a statement released by Wake Forest. “I regret my actions, and I am looking forward to putting this behind me and completing my senior year at Wake Forest. I intend to work my hardest in practice this fall to earn my way back into the lineup and help make this a great season for Demon Deacon basketball.”

Wake Forest has not said what Walker did wrong.

Walker saw action in all 32 games for the Demon Deacons with nine starts in 2010-11. The 7’0″ center averaged 3.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.

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  • Bawesome

    Wow, for a Five Star recruit, Walker really turned out to be a bust. He should have transferred from WF this year, got a fresh start and took a year off to improve his game. He will have no shot of going to the NBA playing one semester during his senior year on one of the worse teams in the ACC.

  • anne

    It is about time that a school stands up and makes an individual responsible for their actions. Many times, athletes especially, get treated differently so that they can play. I am glad they are making him stay out until December.

    For those of you who will read the story and “play the race card” – forget it! Not every issue is a race issue. Sometimes it just comes down to making someone take responsibility for their actions.

    Hopefully in December he will be ready to play and put the past behind him. No more trouble – we can hope!

  • Guest

    This kid had a lot of hype coming out of highschool, what happened???? Never developed like he should have, why?

  • actions have consequences. While certainly a big star at the high school level, he’s learned that at the collegiate level, high school stars are a dime a dozen. He was offered the chance to redshirt his freshman year but turned it down.

    However, all-in-all…he’s a good kid.


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