American professional basketball player Lonnie Walker IV was most recently with the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (he was born on December 14, 1998) (NBA). He participated in high school basketball for Pennsylvania’s Reading High School. He committed to continuing both his academic and athletic careers at the University of Miami by signing a letter of intent. Walker was chosen as a McDonald’s All-American in January 2017.
Walker went to Reading Senior High School in Pennsylvania’s Reading. Walker played in 27 games for the varsity basketball team as a freshman, averaging 8 points per game. Later, as a sophomore, in a short season due to injury, Walker averaged 16.9 points per game. Additionally, he averaged 17.1 points per game in 29 games as a junior. In his senior year, he averaged a career-high 18.4 points per game, breaking the 1,828-point mark held by Donyell Marshall, a Reading High alum and former NBA player. Walker coached the Red Knights to their first state title in the 117-year history of the program on March 25, 2017, when they defeated the Pine-Richland Rams 64-60. Walker had 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists at the game’s conclusion. Walker joined the Miami Hurricanes during the current campaign, turning down offers from Villanova, Kentucky, Syracuse, and Arizona.
Lonnie Walker Parents: Meet Lonnie Walker III
Lonnie Walker III is the father of basketball player, Lonnie Walker.
During his college years, Lonnie Walker’s father was a basketball player as well. When his son was born, Walker III was still quite young. He was forced to leave school in order to work and take care of his son. Lonnie Walker IV claimed that his father encouraged him to read. Lonnie Walker III has always wished for his son to be morally upright and well-behaved in all circumstances. His father and Walker’s mother, Tamica Wall, were not legally wed; rather, they shared parenting duties while Walker lived in his father’s home.
“My dad used to make me read for an hour, write for an hour, every day, five days a week, after school”. “I used to hate it, but it helped me in the long run”., Lonnie Walker revealed in an interview.