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Walter Downing #13
Weight: 230 lbs.
High School: Providence Catholic in New Lenox, IL
High School Career
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.
Walter was named team co-captain for the 1985-86 season.