North Carolina State basketball received a boost on Friday as Samford graduate transfer Wyatt Walker announced he’d committed to the Wolfpack. He made his decision known on Twitter.
The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward missed all of the 2017-18 season with an injury, but his redshirt season was spent in the process meaning he actually has two years of remaining eligibility. That made him a popular frontcourt option in the graduate transfer market.
North Carolina State inevitably beat out Wisconsin and Oklahoma State for his services (among others).
As a sophomore at Samford, Walker played in and started 34 games. He averaged 12.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game during that season while helping lead the Bulldogs to a 20-win season. He also shot 58.6 percent from the floor in that campaign.
Walker should fit nicely into the North Carolina State rotation as a big man who can provide productivity inside as a scorer and on the boards.