Brush up on this year’s crop of freshmen in college basketball, and you’ll first hear names like Marvin Bagley, Michael Porter, Jr. and DeAndre Ayton. But according to ESPN’s Myron Medcalf, the most exciting freshman in the country will play for the Miami Hurricanes.
That would be 5-star wing Lonnie Walker. Here’s what Medcalf had to say about him:
In October, Miami stars Ja’Quan Newton and Bruce Brown gushed about freshman Lonnie Walker, a five-star wing ranked 14th in the 2017 class by ESPN.com. They said the flashy fast-break-artist inspires dunk contests in practice. He’s the must-see player on the roster, a player who will light up South Beach and the nation this season with his acrobatics. Might not know him now. But he’s the highlight reel the game needs.
Here’s what you have to look forward to with Walker:
Miles Bridges 2.0? It’s not out of the question. Miami is ranked 13 th going into the season, and it has a tantalizing array of young players. The season can’t arrive soon enough.
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