Walker Close to Joining UF

Gainesville, FL---The Florida Gators may soon be adding more front court depth in the next few days in the form of Holmes alum and McDonald's All American center Chris Walker.

Florida head coach Billy Donovan says Walker's now finished all his required academic work to be fully qualified for division one athletics and the UF.

Donovan says they're now just waiting on the NCAA Clearinghouse to give them the thumbs up.

If he's approved, Walker can start working out and playing with the team after the end of the fall semester, final exams are Friday. So he could be practicing with the Gators by Saturday and could play in Tuesday's game against Memphis.