Sports Illustrated had Demetrius Walker on its cover at age 14 and asked the question in a 2005 feature story: "The next LeBron?"
Fast forward to today, and the Arizona Republic is reporting that the freshman guard has asked for his scholarship release at Arizona State after playing sparingly down the stretch for the Sun Devils.
The school has yet to officially announce a release for Walker, who averaged 4 points in the 23 games he played.
He'd end up being one of many players in the West looking to transfer. Here are the others:
Arizona: D.J. Shumpert
Cal: D.J. Seeley
Montana State: Austin Brown
San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn
Santa Clara: Troy Alexander
UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed)
UC Riverside: Dwight Gordon