Stock Watch: Kemba Walker rising

Updated: November 26, 2010, 10:44 AM ET
By Chad Ford

This week we broke down some of the most improved players in the country in our second NBA Draft Stock Watch of the college basketball season.

During the week I've been in Maui at the EA Sports Maui Invitational scouting the top players on Kentucky, Michigan State, UConn and Washington alongside a number of NBA scouts and executives.

I wrote a running blog from the tournament here if you want to get all the details. Below are some quick team-by-team hits based on information I gathered from scouts and what I saw with my own eyes this week.


Kemba Walker, PG, Jr.
Top 100 Rank: 12

Walker has been simply amazing. After getting into foul trouble and sitting basically all but the first four minutes of the first half against Wichita State, he's been playing like the best player in the country. In the second half against the Shockers and in the game against Michigan State, Walker went off for 59 points in less than 30 minutes of game time.