HOUSTON — As if they weren’t busy enough, Connecticut’s Kemba Walker and head coach Jim Calhoun had to take some time early Monday morning to come collect Walker’s Bob Cousy award as top collegiate point guard.
“I’ll keep this brief, we have something going on afterwards,” joked Calhoun, referring to the national championship game.
“I’ve got to get him back to shootaround, we’ve got some business (Monday night).”
Walker has had a demanding schedule all week off the court and this was just the latest.
He was happy to be there though, saying it was one of his goals coming into the season.
“I wasn’t picked on any first (all-star) teams in the pre-season, so that really motivated me,” Walker said.
Walker, not a natural point guard, said hard work paid off and helped him claim an award named after one of the best floor generals the NBA has ever seen.
“It was hard for me to learn this position when I first got to school but as I got older and matured, I got better and better at it.”
That he certainly has.