Former Ohio prep star Walker admitted to K-State

Updated: October 25, 2006, 11:14 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Former Ohio high school basketball star Bill Walker has been admitted to Kansas State, the school said Wednesday.

Walker teamed with O.J. Mayo to win two consecutive Division III state championships at North College Hill High School in Cincinnati, where he is now a senior but has been ruled ineligible to play. He has close ties with Kansas State coach Bob Huggins, the former University of Cincinnati coach who took over the program in March.

Pat Bosco, associate vice president/dean of student life at Kansas State, said Wednesday that Walker was admitted about two weeks ago but had not yet enrolled.

The 6-foot-6 Walker averaged 21.7 points and 10.1 rebounds last season and was considered one of the top high school players in the country.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association ruled Walker ineligible for the 2006-07 season in August, saying that he had already completed the maximum eight semesters of eligibility.

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