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Player Profile: Andre Walker

By sabrina Brown
On January 10, 2012

The Xavier Newswire sat down with forward Andre Walker, a graduate transfer from Vanderbilt.

  • Xavier Newswire: How did you get started playing basketball?
  • Andre Walker: My dad put a ball in my hand when I was two and took me to the YMCA, just playing against other little kids trying to learn the fundamentals.
  • XN: What do you feel you add to the Xavier team?
  • AWAW: I feel that I add some more experience. I've been through a lot of battles, just like a lot of the seniors on the team. I feel that I have a very good understanding of the game. I feel that I bring defensive intensity and a lot of offensive awareness to the team.
  • XN: What kind of music would we find on your iPod?
  • AWAW: You'll find everything from reggae to hip-hop, R&B and alternative rock. I might even have one country song on there.
  • XN: What's your favorite movie?
  • AWAW: That's a good question. I guess I would have to say either The Other Guys or Above the Rim.
  • XN: What's your favorite sport aside from basketball?
  • AWAW: Probably football. I felt like I could have played a little bit. I still have those what-ifs sometimes.
  • XN: What's your favorite NBA team?
  • AWAW: The Lakers. I've been a Kobe fan my whole life.
  • XN: You said you like to read; what's your favorite book?
  • AWAW: Harry Potter, I'm not going to lie. When I put down reading, that's what I was thinking of.
  • XN: Who would you say inspires you the most?
  • AWAW: My mom. She passed away a couple years ago, so if I don't feel like doing anything on the court or running as hard, I use that as inspiration because I know she would want me to do my best every time.
  • XN: Who is a player that you aspire to be like?
  • AWAW: As far as aggressiveness, I would say my dad. He will shoot any shot in the world. From watching old clips, it would probably be Grant Hill or Kenny Hardaway.
  • XN: What's something about you that not many people know?
  • AWAW: I think people know I have some pretty intense tattoos, but I do know how to juggle. I don't think many people know that.

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