Oklahoma basketball: Iowa Western guard Dinijyl Walker says he's signed with OU

Walker’s signing, which hasn’t been confirmed by the school, comes a week after the Sooners got a commitment from another junior college guard, Giovanni McLean.
by Ryan Aber Published: May 1, 2014
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— Now it looks like Oklahoma has found its replacement for Je’lon Hornbeak.

Iowa Western guard Dinjiyl Walker tweeted Thursday night that he had signed with Oklahoma.

Walker’s signing, which hasn’t been confirmed by the school, comes a week after the Sooners got a commitment from another junior college guard, Giovanni McLean.

Questions about McLean’s eligibility, though, led the Sooners to keep searching.

Walker (6-foot-2) averaged 16 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Reivers as a sophomore. He shot 37.1 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Walker can play both the point and on the wing.

The Vaughan, Ontario, native finished his high school career at Philadelphia’s Academy of the New Church.

Walker also had offers from Buffalo, Niagara, Duquesne and Bradley.

The Sooners needed to add one player in the late signing period after Hornbeak, the backup point guard during last season’s NCAA Tournament run, decided to transfer.

After starting 29 of 32 games as a freshman, Hornbeak was supplanted in the starting lineup by freshman point guard Jordan Woodard while sophomores Isaiah Cousins and Buddy Hield took the other two starting guard spots.

Hornbeak played a key role off the bench down the stretch, though, averaging 6.8 points and 3.4 assists during the final 10 games.

by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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