Jimmy Walker was an all-around standout at Providence from 1964-67. Walker averaged 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game over his three years, leading PC to two NCAA Tournaments and an NIT berth. He was a three-time All-East selection, a consensus All-American as a junior and senior, and the 1967 Eastern Player of the Year. His 2,045 career points are third-most in Friars history, and his scoring average of 30.4 points per game as a senior led the nation and is the program’s highest single-season average. The Detroit Pistons selected Walker No. 1 overall in the 1967 NBA Draft, and he made NBA All-Star Game appearances in 1970 and 1972. Walker passed away in 2007 at the age of 63.
Walker passed away in 2007 at the age of 63.