Anthony Walker is a highly rated forward and today he’s in town to spend some time with Jeff Capel and the Pitt Panthers.
Walker is a 2019 4-star power forward that plays at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire and is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.
Rivals currently ranks Walker as one of the top 100 juniors in the country.
Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, PSN talked with Walker about Pitt and his reason for wanting to come make an unofficial visit.
“The coaches have been talking to me about the vision of the Pitt basketball program for the future and how I’d fit in perfectly,” said Walker. “They want me to come up and see how the players work and practice against each other, the intensity that they have plus come up and walk around the campus.”
Walker tells me that for the most part his primary recruiter on the staff has been assistant coach Milan Brown.
“Coach Brown talks to me a lot about me coming to Pitt and being an impact player in the program right away and show my talents right away. He’s been in contact with me now for a month or a month and a half. He believes I can be a stretch forward and play down in the box. The opportunity to play right away has me interested in Pitt,” said Walker.
Walker describes himself as someone that’s very strong at attacking the basket, very athletic and quick on his feet, can guard multiple positions and believes he has the potential to be a dominant force on defense.
“I know Coach Capel is a great coach and has helped develop a lot of great players and has been around a lot of great players,” said Walker. “Also, Coach Capel is a winner and knows how to win. I want to win and being around a winning coach that’s big.”
Other schools that are pursuing Walker heavily are Rhode Island–they call him everyday–and Illinois.
UPDATE (5:36 PM)-
**While on his visit tonight, Walker announced that he received an offer from Pitt.
I am blessed to have received a Division 1 offer from the University of Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/OITdTUJARS
— Anthony Walker (@Antgotclout) August 24, 2018