After making 34 starts as a sophomore on a team that reached the Elite 8, sophomore point guard C.J. Walker announced Tuesday that he has decided to transfer from Florida State. Walker will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2018-19 season at the school he elects to transfer to.
As a sophomore Walker, who played his high school basketball at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis, averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 23.0 minutes per game. The 6-foot-1 Walker shot 41.2 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from three and 73.2 percent from the foul line this season, improvements on the percentages he posted as a freshman (39.7 percent FG, 30.4 percent 3PT, 65.5 percent FT).
During Florida State’s four NCAA tournament games Walker’s minutes decreased however, as he averaged 15.5 minutes per game with a high of 23 minutes in the West Regional Final loss to Michigan. In the NCAA tournament Walker averaged 4.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game, shooting 6-for-18 from the field overall and 3-for-7 from three.
Walker scored nine points in 15 minutes in Florida State’s Sweet 16 victory over Gonzaga. With Walker making the decision to transfer Florida State will have at least two holes to fill in its perimeter rotation this offseason, with Braian Angola out of eligibility.