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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Source: Demetrius Walker to visit New Mexico

By Diamond Leung

Freshman Demetrius Walker, who once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as the nation's best eighth-grade player, has received his scholarship release from Arizona State and is scheduled to visit to New Mexico this weekend, a source close to the situation told me.

A 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard, Walker showed flashes of his scoring ability while averaging 4 points and 10.5 minutes in 23 games for the Sun Devils, but was limited in playing time late in the season.

Walker could be a good fit for New Mexico, as he could sit out a year due to transfer rules while guard Dairese Gary plays his senior season.

Arizona State has also granted releases to sophomore Taylor Rohde and freshman Brandon Thompson.

Here's the latest edition of the West Coast transfers list:

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson

Cal: D.J. Seeley

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling

Montana State: Austin Brown

Oregon: Drew Wiley (reportedly)

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Dwight Gordon

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen