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Walter Downing #13

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Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'9“
Weight: 230 lbs.
Born:
Hometown: Cresthill
High School: Providence Catholic in New Lenox, IL

High School Career

Downing during his Providence Catholic days Selected as Mr. Illinois basketball award winner in 1981 and chosen as a McDonald's All-American. Downing led Providence Catholic to a third place finish in 1978 and eventually, a state championship in 1979 - as a junior! In ten state tournament games, he scored 184 points and grabbed 80 rebounds. However, Downing was best known as a shot-blocker. In a 1978 state quarterfinal playoff game against Ottawa Marquette, he rejected a record 12 shots.



Collegiate Career

Walter was named team co-captain for the 1985-86 season.

school season G MIN Avg FG-FGA FG% FT-FTA FT% REB Avg AST STL BLK TO PF PTS PPG
DePaul 1981-82 28 485 17.3 54-119 .454 24- 42 .571 92 3.3 23 15 49 18 67 132 4.7
DePaul 1982-83 33 534 16.2 77-161 .478 36- 53 .679 102 3.1 11