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March 3, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former University of Virginia standout Wally Walker is one of 11 former players scheduled to attend the 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the league’s legend’s program.

The group of 11 former standout players, one from each ACC school, will be honored during the tournament.

Walker led Virginia to its only Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament championship and its first NCAA Tournament berth in 1976. He is the only Cavalier to receive the Everett Case Award as the ACC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He received the award after Virginia upset three nationally-ranked teams en route to the 1976 ACC title. Walker scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the championship game against North Carolina.

Walker’s scoring average of 22.1 points a game during the 1975-76 season ranks as the sixth best in UVa history and his 1,849 career points rank sixth on Virginia’s all-time list.

Walker was the fifth player chosen in the 1976 NBA draft, taken by the Portland Trail Blazers.

The other former players scheduled to attend the tournament are Rick Barry (Miami), Allan Bristow (Virginia Tech), Skip Brown (Wake Forest), Kenny Carr (North Carolina State), Bobby Conrad (Clemson), Dave Cowens (Florida State), Danny Ferry (Duke), Bobby Lewis ( North Carolina), Dennis Scott (Georgia Tech) and Walt Williams (Maryland).

The 2005 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 10-13.

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