CU (M) Basketball BIO
4 Ben Walker

Creighton Career Highlights & Notes - Second-team all-Missouri Valley Conference last season ... named to the all-tournament team at the last two MVC Tournaments ... was named MVC Player of the Week (Nov. 29) ... is just 154 points shy of joining Creighton's 1,000-Point Club ... 2000-01 preseason first-team all-MVC pick by Lindy's and second-team all-MVC selection by Basketball News, The Sporting News and Dick Vitale's ... listed as MVC's Most Versatile and Best NBA Prospect by Lindy's ... also listed as Most Versatile, plus Best Leaper, by The Sporting News ... heads into final season as Creighton's career leader for three-point field goal percentage (.452, 78-of-168) and is 10th with 112 career steals.

1999-00 (Junior) - Received second-team all-Missouri Valley Conference accolades and was named to the MVC all-tournament team ... started all 33 games and led the Jays in scoring (12.0 ppg), rebounding (6.3 rpg) and three-point shooting (.468, 36-of-77) ... three-point accuracy ranks second only to Duan Cole's .470 (63-of-134) figure during 1990-91 ... was second on the team for minutes played (934) and assists (93) and third with 34 steals ... his three-point percentage was best in the Valley, while ranking sixth for rebounding and 10th for both scoring and field goal percentage (.460, 138-of-300) ... made all 12 free throw attempts, the best single-game effort of the season among MVC players, and 8-of-13 field goals for a career-high 28 points in CU's 86-83 win at Illinois State ... recorded first of Creighton's only two double-doubles with 16 points and 12 boards in season-opening win at Mississippi Valley State ... helped Jays post 77-76 victory in overtime at Baylor by registering a 19 point-15 rebound double-double ... pulled down six or more rebounds in 20 games and tallied twin-digits for points 21 times ... nailed all six shots he attempted, including five treys, for 18 points in 102-69 win over Evansville ... had 21 points with seven caroms at Northern Iowa ... tied career-best by dishing out six assists in 78-67 win at Colorado State and had three outings with five set-ups ... had solid all-around game with 13 points, four boards, four steals and three assists in 82-43 blowout of Illinois State to open MVC play.

1998-99 (Sophomore) - Made starts in all but one game, which he missed due to a concussion ... CU's third-leading scorer (9.4 ppg) and rebounder (4.9 rpg) ... made 29-of-64 three-point field goal attempts for 45.3 percent, the fifth-best single-season percentage in Creighton history ... named to the MVC all-tournament team after recording double-doubles in the quarterfinal win versus Illinois State (10 pts., 10 rebs.) and in the championship game victory against Evansville (18 pts, then career-high 11 rebs.) ... also had 23 points (then career-best) in semifinal win over SMS ... grabbed at least five rebounds in 16 games ... made 6-of-10 field goals, including 4-of-7 three-pointers, for 16 points plus seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals at Drake ... connected on 7-of-9 field goal attempts and 6-of-7 free throws to total 21 points and pulled down seven boards versus SMS ... finished with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting (2-of-2 treys) at Evansville ... averaged a team-best 16.7 points and 6.6 boards over the final eight games, not counting the Drake game, in which he suffered a concussion just five minutes into the contest ... made 19-of-20 (.950) free throw attempts in the final four games.

1997-98 (Freshman) - Played in all 28 games and became a regular in the starting lineup for the final 24 games ... best all-around performance came at home against SMS, scoring 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with seven boards (four offensive), four assists and two steals ... came off the bench in first collegiate game to score 10 points and grab six rebounds in 16 minutes of action against UMKC ... made his second career start against Nebraska, making 5-of-9 field goals and finishing with 12 points and six rebounds ... pulled down six or more rebounds in a game nine times and led the team with 52 caroms at the offensive end of the floor ... played at least 10 minutes in every game, including a season-high 29 minutes against Evansville ... had at least one rebound in all but two contests, the only two games of his 92-game career in which he has been held without a board.

Oak Creek High School - Three-time first-team all-Southeast Conference Central Division selection and the division's Player of the Year as a senior ... first-team all-state honoree by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and second-team all-state by the Associated Press as a senior ... tabbed the top guard in the state by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel following his junior year ... as the team's starting point guard, averaged 8.5 rebounds per game during his three varsity seasons ... a standout running back, Walker was recruited by seven of the 11 Big Ten Conference schools to play football ... played basketball for coach John Tanem.

Personal - The son of Jeneen Heyward, Ben was born on March 9, 1977, in Charleston, S.C. ... the oldest of three children, Ben has two sisters, LaDonna Heyward (21) and Renee Jefferson (19) ... majoring in education.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
City/State: Oak Creek, Wis.
High School: Oak Creek