IU basketball lands Miami transfer forward Anthony Walker from the portal

Former Miami (Florida) forward Anthony Walker is transferring to Indiana, he announced on Saturday.

Walker took an official visit to IU this week and wasted no time deciding on his next spot.  He posted a video to his Twitter page with the caption “extremely blessed… now it’s time to work Indiana.”

The 6-foot-9 and 215 pound Walker played four years at Miami and has one year of eligibility remaining with IU.

A Baltimore product, Walker is coming off a senior season that saw him play 10.2 minutes per game while averaging 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest. He played 13 minutes for Miami against Indiana in March and scored four points and added two rebounds.

Walker’s best season was his sophomore campaign.  In 2020-21, he played in 26 games and started 16, averaging more than 25 minutes per game. He scored in double figures 14 times during that year.

Walker’s career shooting splits are 51 percent from two, 20.6 percent from three (on 141 attempts), and 66.1 percent from the free throw line.

Walker is the third player IU has landed from the portal during the offseason.  He joins centers Kel’el Ware from Oregon and Payton Sparks from Ball State as the newcomers from the college ranks.

Along with Malik Reneau, the trio of transfers should round out Indiana’s needs when it comes to traditional big men at the four and five spots.

Indiana now has two open scholarships remaining on its 2023-24 roster.  For a look a their offseason roster activity and additional prospects, along with the same for the rest of the Big Ten, GO HERE.

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