Boys Athlete of the Week: Darius Walker, Edmondson, basketball

(Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore…)
March 19, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

The senior guard, a four-year varsity player and three-year starter, saved his absolute best for the final second of his high school career. Walker beat the buzzer with a driving layup in Saturday's Class 2A state championship game to give the Red Storm (22-5) a 56-54 win over Wicomico for the program's first title. Walker, an All-Metro first-team selection as a junior, finished the title game with 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. In the team's 60-56 semifinal win over Oakdale, from Frederick County, on Friday, Walker had similar heroics in the second overtime. He scored the game-winning basket with 31 seconds left and then sealed the victory with two free throws in the final seconds. He finished with 19 points, going 6-for-6 at the free-throw line, and added four assists and three steals. This season, Walker averaged 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Others considered: Justin Jenifer, Milford Mill, basketball; Kamau Stokes, Dunbar, basketball; Mikey Wynne, St. Paul's, lacrosse

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