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2011 NBA Draft Results: Kemba Walker To Charlotte Bobcats

Forget all those rumors that were being floated earlier on Thursday about former UConn point guard Kemba Walker sliding toward the middle of the 2011 NBA Draft. Walker, a Bronx native, was snapped up at No. 9 by Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats.

Here is some instant analysis on Walker's selection by Charlotte from ESPN's Chad Ford:

The Bobcats have never been sold on D.J. Augustin. Walker is a warrior and a winner, and Michael Jordan loves that. The Bobcats are getting a lot tougher in this draft, bringing in a really nice balance of defense and scoring. This is a really good pick for Charlotte.

Walker averaged 23.5 points and 4.5 assists per game in 2010-2011 while leading Connecticut on an unexpected run to a national championship.

-- See more on Walker at Draft Express.

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