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Markel Walker - UCLA
Headed into the NCAA tournament just 25 rebounds shy of fourth place on the Bruins' all-time list and 17 assists from the fifth spot in that category. Also went tournament play ranked second, third, and fourth, respectively, in assists, steals, and rebounds among active Pac 12 players. 2012-13: Capped career by being selected to All-Pac 12 First Team by the league's coaches for second straight year and helped Bruins to a spot among the nation's top 20 teams after leading the conference in assists. Also was named to Pac 12 All-Defensive Team after ranking second in steals per game among conference players. Ranked tops among Bruins in steals, second in rebounds, third in points per game. 2011-12: An All-Pac 12 pick by media and coaches after ranking first in the conference in rebounding, fourth in steals, fifth in assists, and eighth in scoring. Had triple-double vs. Washington State (14 pts., 15 rebs., 10 asts.) 2009-10: As a frosh, was named All-Pac 12 by media and also earned All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention acclaim after ranking 5th in conference steals, 7th in FG percentage, 8th in rebounding. Prep: 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania. MISC: Sister, Marcedes, played basketball at Pitt and overseas, and was briefly with the WNBA's Houston Comets in 2008.