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Source: Demetrius Walker to visit New Mexico

April, 14, 2010
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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

Report: Demetrius Walker to transfer from ASU

April, 2, 2010
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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

USC: Leonard Washington (reportedly dismissed)

Utah: Carlon Brown, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read, Chris Hines (reportedly)

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

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