Recruiting Report: Casey Walcker (2016)
September 29th Update Casey Walcker was one of the key workers for the North Dakota Phenom. They kind of guy that seeks out ways to compete. The Phenom asked him to play a lot of different roles and he did…
September 29th Update
Casey Walcker was one of the key workers for the North Dakota Phenom. They kind of guy that seeks out ways to compete. The Phenom asked him to play a lot of different roles and he did tem willingly.
“It went really well,” Casey said of his season with the Phenom. “I had a great time playing with those guys and it was just one of those experiences you get once in a lifetime.
“I felt as if my defense had improved the most out of anything. As the season continued I felt as if I was getting faster and was able to get into better positions than before.”
Those are the type of experiences which make Grassroots basketball so enjoyable. A guy goes to new places, plays new competition at a higher level, plays with top players from around the state, and improves his game in all ways while doing it.
Walcker is in the middle of a football season at Beulah where the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder is playing quarterback. His team is undefeated, he’s throw ten touchdown passes against two picks, has ran for four scores, and between passing and running the ball he is giving his team 200 yards a game.
Football is going well and then it will be on to the basketball court where he’s hoping to bring his team back to the state tournament.
“We should have another solid team this year,” Casey stated. “The main goal is to get to the state tournament again.”
What will Casey do for college? He’s hearing from a few different programs but he’s more likely to keep throwing passes it seems.
“I’m hearing from just a couple of small schools for basketball. I am receiving more recruitment for football.”
May 2015 Update
Six-foot-1 shooting guard Casey Walcker of the Beulah Miners and North Dakota Phenom that has grabbed our attention because of his high work rate as a defender, rebounder, and all around hustler plus Walcker is a guy you must track around the arc too.
“The spring season is going really well,” said Walcker. “It's been fun getting to play with all the guys again.”
Casey has seen improvements in his game mostly on the defensive front.
“I think I've had the most improvement on the defensive end,” Casey explained. “From the past in high school I've been able to score pretty much whenever but struggled defensively. I've noticed I've played a lot better on defense this summer than anything.”
PHD would definitely agree. As far as the Phenom team goes, they are playing in Minnesota this weekend for the NHR State Tournament.
“We need to continue to play as a team. We are pretty good now with the little time together we've had. If we continue to play like we have we will be tough to beat.”
Casey seems like a shooter/hard nosed prospect that some of the NAIA and juco programs may like. Maybe some D3 programs as well. Recruiting
“I haven't heard from any directly,” said Walcker.
There have been some North Dakota junior colleges picking up their pace and Walcker’s contact info was sent to Lake Region State so they are one to watch.
We expect Walcker to hear more from schools in the near future.