David Walker did not replace Andrew Albicy in terms of position, but the forward stepped up his production with MoraBanc Andorra's main playmaker out injured. The result was the best game of his 7DAYS EuroCup career to help the team reach the quarterfinals.
In MoraBanc's 86-74 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg, the 27-year-old Walker picked up a career-high 20 points – 6 points more than the 14 points he tallied against Levallois Metropolitans last season – to go with a career-best 7 rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes for a personal-best performance index rating of 26. Walker was also very efficient, making 4 of 7 two-pointers, both of his three-point attempts and 6 of 8 free throws without committing a single turnover.
MoraBanc had only gotten 21 points from Walker in the first three games of the Top 16 and only 12 from him in the regular season as the 1.98-meter forward did not start his season until December due to sprained left ankle ligaments. He played in just two games in the first phase of the season.
MoraBanc has already surprised many this season – especially by going undefeated in a Top 16 group that includes Zenit, UNICS Kazan and Cedevita Zagreb. And getting Walker back to full health and production will be a major boost as the club finds a way to play without the team's leading scorer David Jelinek, who has already missed the last three Top 16 games.