Kenneth Walker is an American former professional basketball player. He played primarily for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Sky" Walker, he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1989. He is currently a radio host for WVLK in Lexington, Kentucky. Walker played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was a first-team consensus All-American as a senior in 1986, and twice he was named the player of the year in the Southeastern Conference. He was selected by the Knicks in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft with the fifth overall pick.
|Born:||August 18, 1964, Roberta, Georgia|
|Listed height:||6 ft 8 in|
|Listed weight:||210 lb|
|High school:||Crawford County (Roberta, Georgia)|
|NBA draft:||1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5, New York Knicks|
About Kenny Walker
Fifth overall pick of the New York Knicks in the 1986 NBA draft, his most notable on court accomplishment came in 1989 when he won the Slam Dunk Championship that year.
He played his college ball at the University of Kentucky where he was named two time SEC Player of the Year and named to first team All-American in 1986.
Injuries slowly demised his NBA career and he was forced to play in Europe for some time before returning to the NBA to play for the Washington Bullets briefly.
He was born in Roberta, Georgia and was given the name Mr. Basketball in 1982 in his home state.
He was chosen to play professionally in 1986, the same year that Dennis Rodman was drafted.
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