After a ridiculously long wait, uber athletic forward Chris Walker will be able to suit up next week. I wouldn't expect him to have a major impact right away, but he should make Florida that more dangerous come March, and may have put them into one of the top contendors for the National Championship (if they aren't already). Here's the article from CBS: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24423980/florida-freshman-chris-walker-cleared-by-ncaa
Walker might be the most athletic player in this year's freshman class, and that's saying something. If you watch his highlights, think of a taller, more athletic Aaron Gordon (yup). They're very similar: not great chooters (so far), amazing athletes, great rebounders, plus-plus defenders. Both probably grade out as tweeners as right now, but I'm not an expert.
Highlight videos (get your popcorn ready if you like jaw-dropping dunks):
Why is this relevant? Well I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of him going back to Florida for his sophomore season. These impermissable benefits accusations can get rougher as he gets older. NCAA will have a spot light on him. He'll probably finish out the rest of the season, get an idea of where he's going to be drafted, excel in workouts because of his athleticism, and he'll climb up draft boards despite the lack of playing time. The "big board" is constantly evolving. Some of the guys we thought would be great (Harrisons, Young, Gordon, Harrell) aren't excelling, while others (LaVine, Ennis, Vonleh) shooting up. He's definitely worth a look if he can choot