Bobcats sign No. 9 pick Walker

Kemba Walker, the ninth pick in this year’s NBA draft, signed

with the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

An early entry candidate, the 6-foot-1 Walker led Connecticut to

the 2011 NCAA championship and was named the Final Four’s most

outstanding player. He was a consensus first-team All-American and

first-team All-Big East selection.

Walker is expected to begin the season as the team’s backup

point guard.

Last season, Walker averaged 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.5

assists in 37.6 minutes for the Huskies and was one of only two

players in the nation to average 20 points, five rebounds and four

assists.