2001 - PLAY OFF CHAMPIONS
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Union Basket Chatres
Canadian born, British big-man Mo Walker returns for his third season with the Riders, after playing an instrumental role down the stretch for the league champions. Walker provides size and physicality down low to the Rider’s lineup.
Mo graduated from the University of Minnesota, leading the team in rebounds and blocks as the second-leading scorer in his senior year. His 11 points and seven rebounds a game earned him an All-Big Ten honourable mention selection before he progressed into his professional career.
Walker signed his first pro contract with Carpegna Prosciutto Pesaro in the Italian first division. He gained experience around Europe, playing in Latvia, France and the BBL for the Worcester Wolves. Walker averaged a monster 18 points and nine rebounds per game for the Wolves. He led the league in rebounds and was the BBL’s fifth-highest scorer per game.
Standing at 6’10”, Walker dominates down low. His paint presence translates to both ends of the floor, using his size to bully the best big men the BBL has to offer. A season-high 16 point performance in the playoffs last season, in which he shot 7/8 from the floor in just 17 minutes, demonstrated Walker’s potential to command a game efficiently. Walker’s versatility and presence add a physical dimension to coach Rob’s side.