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Jul 17, 2013 11:12 PM by Andrew Masuda

Righetti's Walker shining in summer spotlight, D-I offers piling up

It's been anything but a relaxing summer for Righetti High basketball star Cameron Walker. The junior-to-be has been busy playing on the Compton Magic, an elite traveling basketball team.

In the last few days, Walker has received scholarship offers from big named Division I programs like USC, Florida, Cal and San Jose State. The 6 foot, 7 inch Walker has scored ten offers so far that also include Cal Poly, San Diego State, Fresno State, UC Irvine, Rice and Oregon State.

"It's very humbling. All this hard work is starting to pay off. I'm starting to get used to it because this is my second summer with all these schools starting to contact me," said Walker. His father, Eric, played basketball at Cal Poly, while Cameron's older brother Hunter plays at UC San Diego.

Walker and his Magic teammates will play in two big tournaments this week in Southern California before they travel to perhaps the biggest event of the summer in Las Vegas. "There's obviously pressure. I'm pretty nervous when there are 50 college coaches watching us. But at the same time, all this hard work that you've put in you're kind of ready for it," said Walker.

He averaged nearly 24 points and 12 rebounds last year as a sophomore for Righetti. He led the Warriors to a share of the Pac 7 League title. Walker says he is focusing this summer on improving his all-around game. "I've been working a lot on my ball handling to show I can dribble like a guard. And I've also been working on my strength a lot. I've been in the weight room so I can be more physical with guys," he added.

Cameron expects to pick a school next fall at the beginning of his senior year.

Walker's teammate on the Magic is Mission Prep junior-to-be Quinton Adlesh. Recently, the guard scored his first scholarship offer from Cal Poly.

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