Sources: Kemba Walker going pro

Updated: April 12, 2011, 4:01 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Kemba Walker has likely played his last game for UConn and will make himself available for the NBA draft, sources confirmed to ESPN.com's Andy Katz Monday.

Connecticut has called a news conference for Tuesday with junior guard to reportedly announce his intention to enter the draft.

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Walker, who led UConn to its third national championship, is projected as a first-round NBA draft pick and coach Jim Calhoun has said he has advised Walker to forgo his senior season.

The Hartford Courant reported Monday that Walker had played his final collegiate game, citing an unnamed source.

Walker averaged almost 24 points and five assists per game in leading UConn to a 32-9 record, including an 11-0 run through the postseason. He accounted for 45 percent of his team's points.

But with an NBA lockout looming, Walker had left his options open.

"It would be a lot of fun if I came back," he said last week. "These guys are my brothers and I love them. So, if I have an opportunity to come back, it would be special."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.