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Florida Basketball Recruiting: DeVon Walker Signs With Gators

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DeVon Walker (Winter Haven, Fla.) committed and signed his Lettor of Intent to play for Florida, as reported by theThe Lakeland Ledger yesterday and confirmed by numerous outlets today.

A spot opened up for Walker when freshman guard Bradley Beal declared for the NBA Draft.

Walker's exact height is sort of a mystery, as different outlets have him anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7". Right now he's more of a shooting guard, small forward tweener, but the Florida coaches expect him to grow primarily into a small forward role, which makes sense with Michael Frazier and Dillon Graham already on board.

Walker most likely won't be an instant-impact player at Florida, as he needs to develop more of an offensive game, but he could be useful for his defense. His 7'1" wingspan and athleticism translates to him being an above-average defender.

Rivals ranks Walker as the No. 31 small forward in the country and checks in at No. 142 in the Rivlas150. He also had offers from Alabama, Clemson, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas State, Miami and UCF.

Florida currently has 12 scholarship players on the roster. The final spot is likely reserved for five-star forward Anthony Bennett, who will choose from Florida, Kentucky and UNLV in May. Florida is also involved with 6'11" center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla.), a late bloomer who's getting attention from Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgetown and others.