5-star SG Lonnie Walker announced his commitment to Miami Wednesday, landing the Canes one of the biggest recruits in program history.
The 6-5 Walker, from Reading, Pa., is gifted with impressive physical attributes and eyebrow-raising athleticism. His arrival will ensure Miami boasts one of the top backcourts in 2017-18.
247sports ranked him as the 3rd-best shooting guard in the 2017 class.
The guard’s commit to Miami comes as somewhat of a surprise. Walker chose the Canes over Villanova, Arizona, Kentucky and Syracuse, all considered favorites to sign him at one point on his recruiting trail.
However, for Walker’s local school, Villanova, this one especially stings. Landing Walker has been the program’s main recruiting focus for well over a year.
Walker is Miami’s 4th commit of 2017. The Hurricanes now have the 9th-ranked class according to 247sports.com.