Former Perry Hall Basketball Star And State Champion Set To Compete In Final Four Of The NCAA March Madness Tournament


Credit: University of Miami Athletics/ Anthony Walker

PERRY HALL - Perry Hall residents have an easy choice of who to support in this year's March Madness Tournament. Former Perry Hall High School student and current University of Miami Hurricanes forward Anthony Walker is set to compete in the Final Four.

In a recent interview with fellow Perry Hall High School graduate and host of a pressbox radio show, Glenn Clark, Walker expressed his gratitude towards his alma mater. Amidst the high-pressure games of the NCAA tournament, he said he has not forgotten where his basketball career began.

"Perry Hall is home in a way," Walker said. "I started at Perry Hall during my tenth-grade year and actually played JV at the time. The Varsity coach pulled me up during the state run, and I knew I had something going on."

Walker was a member of the 2017 and 2018 state-championship teams that solidified Perry Hall's legacy as the first team to repeat as state champions in 4A since Springbrook won three straight from 2008 to 2010.

"Winning put the school on the map," Walker told Clark during the interview. "When I got pulled up, and we started getting closer and closer to the state championship game, I started hearing more about the school's history and realized that this had never happened before."

The 6' 9", 215 lb forward scored seven points during the Gator's thrilling 56-52 triumph over the Bladensburg Mustangs at Maryland's Xfinity Center in 2018. He also has been a crucial player during Miami's tournament run, scoring seven points and notching two blocks during their shocking upset of #1 ranked Houston. Although he may not be the Hurricane's star player, Walker has a chance to become a national champion.

On Saturday, Walker and the Miami Hurricanes will face off against #4 UCONN in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Perry Hall residents and fans of Walker will undoubtedly be cheering him on as he continues to make his alma mater proud.

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