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HOOPS: Walker enrolls at UF

GAINESVILLE -- McDonald's All-American forward Chris Walker was officially admitted to the University of Florida and is eligible to practice immediately, the school announced Saturday.

With UF's fall semester over, the five-star forward from Bonifay -- who did not qualify academically for the fall -- completed the necessary course work and entry requirements to enroll for the spring semester.


(Courtesy @GatorZoneChris | Billy Donovan, left; Chris Walker, middle; Matt McCall, right)

Walker, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound explosive athlete, immediately boosts No. 19 Florida's already long and aggressive front line.   

Due to an undisclosed NCAA issue, the freshman is not yet eligible to compete for the Gators and has been ruled out against No. 16 Memphis on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden (Jimmy V Classic, 9 p.m., ESPN). 

Per UF, Walker will wear No. 23 for the Gators. 

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