The Monbus Obradoiro announced yesterday the signing of David Walker, contracted for the next season, with the option of an additional one.
American forward of 1.98 meters and 28 years old, he will arrive in Santiago from Surne Bilbao, with whom he averaged 4.6 points (36.4% in triples) and 1.4 rebounds in 20 in the second half of last season’s league. minutes of play during 17 games.
He came to Bizkaia after two years in the German league, first at German Medi Bayreuth (8.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game) and then several months at MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, from where he came looking for of minutes.
Before, David Walker experienced his best moments during a four-season stage at Morabanc Andorra, he participated in a hundred games between 2016 and 2020, an atypically closed stage, since in times of pandemic, he ignored the club’s recommendation to fly to the US in order to be with his family. Upon returning from said trip in May 2020, after missing 74 days of training with his teammates, the Andorran entity exercised a month and a half later a clause to dispense with his services.
In that Andorran journey, this strong forward was well capable of defending with doses and three, contributing in attack.
In his first two seasons, he preceded an average of 45.5% in triples, reaching in two of his four exercises there a meter more than 55% of his two-point shots, showing firmness when penetrating towards the basket and also being capable of scoring medium and long distance shots.
Before, David Walker stood out in his university stage at Northeastern, managing to be part of the Ideal Team of the year 2016 and of the Eq. Defense of 2014 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference, as detailed by Obradoiro in his press release.
The general director of the Compostela club, José Luis Mateo, values the incorporation of Walker in this way.
“We complete the perimeter with a player who always thinks of the collective, with experience in the League and who we hope will make us better as a team and give us solidity, starting from the defensive aspect,” he says.
This American two-three is part of Obra’s work to make up for the absences of its top scorers last season: Canadian shooting guard Kassius Robertson, who averaged 14.6 points, and Lithuanian center Laurynas Birutis, with 13, 1 so much.
Part of that lost offensive power can be compensated with the signing of Marcus Paige, a 1.83-meter shooting guard and 29 years old, who comes from the Gallic Orleans, where he used 9.9 points (51.6% in shots from two, 42, 3% in triples)… now it’s time to wait for news about which inside player can contribute the baskets that Birutis made, whose substitute could be announced in the coming days in order to close the dozen players available to coach Moncho Fernández, beyond the fact that the market offers some extra opportunity.
FORMER OBRADOIRISTA Okouo ALREADY HAS A TEAM. Carplus Fuenlabrada has made official the arrival of Viny Okouo, a Congolese center who is 214 centimeters tall and 25 years old with previous experience in the Endesa ACB League.
Okouo spent his time as a professional in Spain at GBC and Obradoiro, the club he belonged to last year, and achieved his best personal record with the former (averages of 9.8 points and 5.4 rebounds), although in the Work he yielded less than desirable.
In this way, the interior player will complete his seventh campaign in the highest category and together with Dusan Ristic and Osas Ehigiator will form the trio for the position of five under the command of Josep María Raventós, reports Efe.