Wizards Reach Deal With Former Five-Star Recruit Kyree Walker

The Wizards have agreed to a training camp contract with undrafted small forward Kyree Walker, according to Quinton Mayo of BetMGM.Kyree Walker

While terms weren’t reported, Walker likely agreed to an Exhibit 10 “make good” deal.

Walker, 20, is 6-foot-6 and has taken an unconventional path to the pros, but it’s gotten him this far. A former five-star recruit, he initially committed to Arizona State out of Hillcrest (Ariz.) Academy. 

He later decided to forgo college basketball and joined training program Chameleon BX ahead of the 2021 NBA Draft.

Walker signed on with Washington prior to the Las Vegas Summer League, but has been ruled out because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. However, he has not tested positive for the coronavirus, per ESPN’s Jordan Schultz.

According to NBA Draft Room, Walker is “powerful force on the wing. A deft ball handler who plays a unique game, thanks to his bulk and play-making ability.”

NBA Draft Room added that he is also a “talented scorer with advanced handles and a powerful dribble-drive game, Walker excels at getting into the lane and finishing at the rim. He’s got the strength to absorb contact and is very creative with his shot, allowing him to score over length. … He can play bully-ball against most perimeter defenders and is a load to handle when he gets a full head of steam. He’s got good open court speed and does a good job of pushing the pace.”

An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, minimum salary deal that does not include the possibility of bonuses.

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