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LUKE WALTON

PERSONAL

Luke Theodore Walton... Son of Susie and Hall of Famer Bill Walton... Brothers Nate and Adam played basketball at Princeton and Cal Poly-Pomona, respectively... Younger brother Chris played at San Diego State... Enjoys listening to the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Coldplay and the Rolling Stones... Outside of basketball, enjoys traveling... Person he most admires is his mother for raising four boys... Most important possession is his 1970 Cadillac convertible which his older brother passed down to him... After professional basketball, would like to work with underprivileged children...Earned bachelor’s degree in family studies from the University of Arizona... Active participant in Lakers Community Relations programs such as "Read To Achieve” and the team’s annual "Lakers Thanksgiving Celebration”... Prior to the Lakers/Hornets contest March 8, 2006 in the NBA’s first game back in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, participated in a "Hoops for Homes/Habitat for Humanity” project in New Orleans’ hardest hit area, the Lower 9th Ward with teammates and Hornets players... Traveled to Johannesburg, South Africain 2006 and Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2007 for Basketball Without Borders, the NBA’s international outreach program designed to teach the game and focus on HIV/AIDS awareness and education... Conducts annual summer basketball camps for boys and girls in Tucson and San Diego with former Arizona Wildcats teammate and current New Jersey Nets star Richard Jefferson... Opened two Joey’s Smokin’BBQ restaurants in Manhattan Beach and Irvine.

COLLEGE

One of only three players in Pac-10 history to tally 1,000 career points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists ... Finished his career as the No. 22 career scorer (1,179 points), No. 4 in assists (582), No. 8 in games played (129) and No. 9 in steals (151) and minutes played (3,514) ... Earned AP Honorable Mention All-America honors his senior season ... Averaged 15.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists in the NCAA Tournament his senior year ... Named allPac-10 for the second consecutive season as a senior ... Preseason Associated Press first team All-America pick ...Wooden Award Finalist ... Led all front court players in the country in assists as a junior ... Named to four All-America teams following his junior season including one of 10 John R. Wooden Award All-Americans, second team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Basketball News and third team All-America from Basketball Times ... Named Pac-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists ... ... The Pac-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 22.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games ... Named one of 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Player of the Year Award and was an All Pac-10 selection as a junior ... As a sophomore, tallied four points, three rebounds and four assists in the National Championship game 4/2/01 vs. Duke.






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Category: Lakers Roster | Added by: KobeBryant (16/December/2010)
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