Kemba Walker Feels UConn Alum Support
“It’s a dream come true,” he (Kemba Walker) told CSNNE.com. “As a young kid, you always dream of being in commercials and having your own sneaker and signing with a sneaker company and things like that. Everything is just moving so fast for me. But I’m having a blast.”
Walker’s life has fast-forwarded since leading the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team to the 2011 NCAA championship in April. In June he was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the ninth overall pick in the NBA Draft, and the following month the 21-year-old became part of the Under Armour group.
Walker looks forward to joining a long lineage of UConn alum in the NBA. He feels a sense of camaraderie among those who have suited up for the Huskies, and knows he has a support system around the league.
“It’s special,” he said. “A lot of greats went to that school and a lot of those guys still play in the NBA. It’s great to know that I have guys that whenever I’m having trouble, I can lean on those guys and ask them questions.”