Thomas Walkup
Team: Stephen F. Austin, Senior
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 5"
W: 202 lbs
Bday: 12/30/1992
(23 Years Old)
Current: SG/SF/PF
NBA:   
Possible:
High School: Deer Park
Hometown: Pasadena, TX

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016Portsmouth6' 3"6' 4.5"2026' 8"8' 4.5"NA27.5NA
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016Portsmouth6' 3"6' 4.5"2026' 8"8' 4.5"NA27.5NA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2015/16NCAAThomas Walkup3030.118.66.511.258.56.29.962.80.31.224.35.36.383.22.34.56.84.52.10.51.72.8
YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2015/16NCAAThomas Walkup3030.118.66.511.258.56.29.962.80.31.224.35.36.383.22.34.56.84.52.10.51.72.8

NCAA Tournament NBA Draft Prospect TV Schedule: Sunday
March 19, 2016

Back to back Southland player of the year Thomas Walkup stole the hearts of the national media with his versatile and confident game, as well as his outstanding facial hair, in an impressive shellacking of #3 seed West Virginia in the first round.

Somewhat of a Southland version of Draymond Green, Walkup does a little bit of everything for SFA, moving off the ball intelligently, handling in the open court, finding the open man, and finishing around the rim with tremendous efficiency. He plays a point forward role for them, operating both on and off the ball, but showing intriguing ability to create out of pick and roll and and isolation situations with slower big men guarding him. West Virginia's players openly admitted they didn't take Stephen F. Austin seriously after the game, and there's no way that will be the case again against Notre Dame.

While there is a lot to like about the strength, intensity level and basketball IQ he displays, there are some concerns about projecting the tremendous productivity Walkup has been able to achieve at the college level to the professional ranks, due to his lack of height, average athleticism and inconsistent shooting ability. Walkup is a career 35/115 (30%) 3-point shooter, and his percentages have disappointingly fallen every season since his sophomore year. Walkup did make two 3-pointers against West Virginia, but struggled making shots off the dribble, so it will be interesting to see if he can continue to demonstrate some long-range prowess against a significantly worse defensive team in Notre Dame.

The responsibility for guarding him will likely be tasked to power forward Bonzie Colson, a similarly undersized, but incredibly long-armed power forward who brings great strength and competitiveness to the table. This will be an extremely intriguing matchup to follow in what promises to be a huge contrast in styles.

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