Philadelphia guard Daiquan Walker commits to UCF


Daiquan Walker, a 6-2 guard from Constitution (Pa.), has committed to Central Florida, multiple outlets are reporting.

Walker was a teammate of Savon Goodman at Constitution, with Goodman committing to UNLV on the same day as Walker to UCF.

“He’s got the mind of a point guard, but he’s got great size for the position,” Rob Moore, Walker’s high school coach, told the Orlando Sentinel. “He’s long, athletic and very fast. He can play the one or the two and shoot the ball very well. He’s one of the best ball handlers in the country. I think Central Florida will be extremely happy with him.”

In May, Walker told that there was a “60/40 chance” that he would reclassify to 2013, but, according to the Sentinel, he will enroll in UCF’s second summer session and begin his college workouts.

“There’s a lot of schools that tried to come in late, but Central Florida had been recruiting him longer than anyone else,” Moore went on to tell the paper. “He felt comfortable with Coach Thomas. He visited a few weeks ago and knew he wanted to go to Central Florida.”

Walker becomes the fourth member of UCF’s 2012 recruiting class, joining forward Staphon Blair, center Dylan Karell, and guard Matt Williams.

The Knights are coming off a season in which they finished 22-11, including 10-6 in Conference USA.

Uncertainty still remains about whether guard Marcus Jordan will return to the team for his senior season, or in what capacity.

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