Huskies in the Pros: Ford and Walker pursue professional dreams

Quincy Ford (left) and David Walker will continue their basketball careers this fall (Image Courtesy of GoNU.com).

by Gavin Davis

As the Northeastern men’s basketball team continues to gear up for the 2016-2017 season, former Husky stars David Walker and Quincy Ford find themselves preparing to play on the professional level, in both Europe and the National Basketball Association.

Both Ford and Walker entered the 2016 NBA Draft, with hopes of being one of the 60 players selected. While neither was drafted, both former Huskies were added to NBA Summer League rosters. Both received major playing time.

David Walker was invited by the Miami Heat to join their Summer League roster, playing in 11 games in the Orlando and Las Vegas summer leagues. Walker averaged 6.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and an assist in 21.1 minutes of play per game, not to mention a fast break slam-dunk that should be familiar of David “Sky” Walker’s high-flying Northeastern career.

Once finished with his stint in summer time pro hoops, Walked agreed to sign with BC Andorra of the Spanish Liga ACB on August 11th.

“I’m excited to start my career in such a competitive league with BC Andorra,” Walker told GoNU.com. “I really look forward to what the future holds.”

The Liga ACB is well documented as a league second to only the NBA in its level of competitive play. Additionally, over the past ten years, many of this Spanish league’s skilled players have been brought over to NBA rosters due to their strong play overseas.

Walker should have the opportunity to play against some of the best young talents Europe has to offer, while also showcasing his abilities in a setting in which NBA teams will be closely monitoring his performances.

Quincy Ford also received an invitation from an NBA franchise, the Utah Jazz, to join their Summer League Team. Ford averaged 5.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and an assist through Jazz summer league play in both Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

Ford, whose younger brother Sajon will continue his NU basketball career in the fall, signed a three year, partially guaranteed contract with the Utah Jazz back in June, That deal was first reported by The Vertical’s Shams Charania.

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