Athlete Basketball player

Lonnie Walker

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican basketball player
Is Athlete
Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gendermale
Birth 14 December 1998, Reading, USA
Age22 years
Star signSagittarius
Stats
Height: 77 in
Weight: 192 lbs
Education
Miami University
Sports Teams
Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball

Biography

Lonnie Walker IV (born December 14, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Reading High School in Pennsylvania. He signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Miami. In January 2017 Walker was selected as a McDonald’s All-American.

High school career

Walker attended Reading Senior High School in Reading, Pennsylvania. Walker made his varsity basketball debut as a freshman and played 27 games averaging 8 points per game, and later as a sophomore he averaged 16.9 points per game in a short season due to injury. And in 29 games, as a junior, he averaged 17.1 points per game. During his senior year he averaged a career best 18.4 points per game and surpassed Reading High grad and former NBA player Donyell Marshall’s school record in points by finishing with 1,828. On March 25, 2017, Walker led the Red Knights to their first state championship in the program’s 117-year history in a 64-60 win over the Pine-Richland Rams. Walker finished the game with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. During the season Walker signed with the Miami Hurricanes, passing on offers from Villanova, Kentucky, Syracuse and Arizona.

NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Lonnie Walker
SG
Reading, PAReading HS (PA)6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)192 lb (87 kg)Nov 16, 2016 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #32   Rivals: #29  247Sports: #17  ESPN: #18
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • “Miami 2017 Basketball Commitments”. Rivals.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  • “2017 Miami Basketball Commits”. Scout.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  • “2017 Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Class”. ESPN.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  • “Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings”. Scout.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  • “2017 Team Ranking”. Rivals.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  • “2017 Miami 24/7 Sports Commits”. 247sports.com. Retrieved February 6, 2017.

College career

Walker made his collegiate debut on November 10, 2017, recording 10 points and a season-high 5 assists coming off the bench in a 77–45 blowout win over Gardner-Webb University. He created new highs of 12 points and 5 rebounds on December 2 in an 80–52 blowout win against Princeton University before recording season-highs of 26 points and 7 rebounds during his first collegiate start three days later in a 69–54 win over Boston University. Against Louisville, he scored a game-high 25 points including an acrobatic layup in traffic to force overtime. In a game against Boston College, he hit a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to win 79-78. Walker finished the season averaging 11.5 points per game, leading the Hurricanes.

After his sole season with Miami concluded, Walker declared for the 2018 NBA draft.

Professional career

San Antonio Spurs (2018–present)

2018–19 season

On June 21, 2018, Walker was selected with the 18th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA draft. Walker was later included in the 2018 NBA Summer League roster of the Spurs. On July 11, 2018, the Spurs announced that they signed Walker. On October 6, 2018, Walker was revealed to have a right medial meniscus tear. On November 25, 2018, the San Antonio Spurs assigned Walker the first time of the season to the Austin Spurs. Walker made his NBA debut on January 3, 2019 in a 125–107 win against the Toronto Raptors, scoring three points and grabbing one rebound in five minutes of play.

2019–20 season

On December 4, 2019, Walker scored a career-high twenty eight points, including nineteen in the fourth quarter, in a 135–133 double overtime win over the Houston Rockets with four rebounds, three steals and a block.

Career statistics

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2018–19San Antonio1706.9.348.385.8001.0.5.4.22.6
Career1706.9.348.385.8001.0.5.4.22.6

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2019San Antonio603.5.375.000.3.5.0.01.0
Career603.5.375.000.3.5.0.01.0

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2017–18Miami321827.8.415.346.7382.61.9.9.511.5

Personal life

During the 2018 NBA Draft Combine, Walker made public his interest in conspiracy theories. In 2018, Walker also donated 300 pairs of Adidas sneakers to his hometown youth blacktop league.
Walker has a dog named Zola, who appeared with him in a PETA ad campaign, reminding people not to leave their dogs in hot, parked cars.