Ty Walker’s collegiate career comes to a halt


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Submitted: Fri, 03/02/2012 - 4:37pm
Updated: Fri, 03/02/2012 - 8:07pm
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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Ty Walker won the 4-A state championship as a New Hanover Wildcat in 2007. His senior season at New Hanover ended a bit prematurely in the state playoffs in 2008. Walker chose to attend Wake Forest on a basketball scholarship. His college career was about to wrap up this month. Unfortunately actions by Ty Walker have caused a premature end to Ty Walker’s senior season at Wake Forest. Essentially his college basketball days at Wake are over.

WINSTON-SALEM,NC (Wake sports release) — Wake Forest senior center Ty Walker has been suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of departmental policy regarding student-athletes, announced head coach Jeff Bzdelik on Friday.

“Unfortunately it has become necessary to suspend Ty Walker for the conclusion of the season,” said Bzdelik. “He will finish up classes this semester and is on target to graduate in May.”

Walker played in 20 games with 13 starts for the Demon Deacons in 2011-12. He averaged 4.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Walker sat out the first nine games of the season due to a violation of the Wake Forest University student code of conduct.

We’ve also posted a link to a Winston-Salem Journal article below.

http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2012/mar/02/wfu-dismisses-walker-from-basketball-team-ar-1995014/

Here’s a story that WWAY’s Jesse Jones did on Ty Walker earlier this year when WWAY caught up with Walker in Durham.

http://www.wwaytv3.com/video/2012/01/walker-standing-tall-during-senior-year-wake-forest

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SurfCityTom
2015 years 8 months ago

what the violation was. Likely will never be disclosed.

But it must have been significant to be slammed off the team with a final game & the ACC Tournament still on the horizon.

History has shown any team has the potential to be motivated and play way beyond its expected level given the right venue. Remember the Pack & Coach V?

So to throw a Senior from the squad, there must have been a major
No-NO.

And that will influence his Pro prospects, if there ever were any.