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Kemba Walker is Big Apple to the core

UConn is where guard is making his name, but New York is where he honed his game

Updated: February 10, 2011, 11:38 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Memories of the city swarm Kemba Walker's mind in the same way a wave of defenders rushes at him on a basketball court.

Maybe it's a Friday night in the Catholic High School Athletic Association and Walker is handling the point for Rice High School at the Bronx shoebox that is Gauchos Gym.

Perhaps it's a practice for the AAU New York Gauchos and Walker is playing alongside some of the elite high school talent in New York City.

Either way, Walker -- a University ...

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