The Story of Erving Walker, NYC High School Basketball Legend Who Got Overlooked by the NBA

Brooklyn's Erving “Erv” Walker was a standout basketball player through all levels of school. Even after numerous awards through his high school career at Christ the King and record breaking stats at University of Florida, Walker's name was never called in the 2012 NBA Draft, leaving many completely shocked. This video exposé from Grit Media shows us what Walker did next, and how he dealt with not being drafted in the NBA.

This Sunday, we share the story of Erving “Erv” Walker, a basketball prodigy touted to be the next great NYC point guard to shine in the NBA. At only 5’8”, Erv went on to play basketball at the University of Florida. Though he broke numerous school records, Erv still has come up short on making an NBA roster. How does he deal with not making it?

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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