Barton’s Walker earns KJCCC Player of the Week honors

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Ahmad Walker of the Barton Community College men’s basketball team has been named the KJCCC Player of the Week.  The catalyst in Barton’s three victories this past week including two over Region VI foes during the weekend’s Best Western Angus Inn/Booster Club Classic, Walker scored twenty-five or more points in each contest.

For the week the sophomore transfer from Stony Brook University averaged twenty-six points, eight rebounds, and just over five assists and two steals per contest while shooting 58.6% from the field.  Putting on an all-around show in Tuesday’s victory over McPherson with his twenty-five point, six rebound, seven assist, five steals, and two blocks, the best of Walker would come over the weekend.  Walker followed a career high twenty-seven points in Friday’s 87-70 win over Independence with his first double-double as a Cougar scoring twenty-six and grabbing a season high ten rebounds in the Barton’s 80-75 win over Cowley.

In Friday’s victory, Walker’s aggressive play lead to a 12-of-14 performance from the charity stripe while also shooting 50% from the field and dishing out four assists.  Scoring six straight to awaken the Cougars early in Saturday’s victory over Cowley, Walker connected on 10-of-15 from the field and was a beast on the boards grabbing half of his ten rebounds on the offensive glass.  Walker also led the Cougars in assists for the seventh time in eleven games with five dimes and recorded two steals.

For the season the Port Washington, New York, native is averaging 16.4 points per game and has led the Cougars in assists in all but four of the games averaging 5.9 per game while grabbing 5.8 rebounds and nearly two assists.

The Barton men are off to a 10-1 start to the season winning the last eight heading into this Saturday’s anticipated 3:00 p.m. matchup against Division II No. 9 ranked Brown Mackie College at the Barton Gym.   Like the Cougars, Brown Mackie went 2-0 over the weekend with a 90-87 win Friday over Cowley and an 85-80 Saturday victory over Independence to improve to 8-3 on the season.

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