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Celtics sign Bill Walker

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  August 22, 2008 06:25 PM

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The Celtics announced today that they have signed 2008 second round draft pick Bill Walker. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Walker, a 6-foot-6-inch, 220-pound forward from Kansas State, was taken with the 47th pick by the Washington Wizards and was acquired by the Celtics for cash considerations. He ranked second on the team in scoring with 16.1 points per game which also was good for fifth in the Big 12. Walker scored 20 or more points nine times and topped the 30-point mark twice. He posted career averages of 15.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 37 games over two seasons for the Wildcats.

“Bill’s hard work and skill development this summer has given us the belief that he can be in our short-term plans as well as our long-term plans.” Celtics GM Danny Ainge said in a press release.

Walker will wear No. 12 with the Celtics.

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