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FutureStarrNickeil Alexander Walker
Not many people know this, but I used to be in a band called Nickeil Alexander. You might have seen my Instagram with the hashtag #throwback band. After a while, the band fell apart and I moved on to be a music producer. I want to continue the journey to be better and create the spaces for my past and present to come together. I want to explore what’s next for me. That’s the joy in this life.
As a sophomore, Alexander-Walker averaged 16.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game during the regular season. He helped lead Virginia Tech to a 24–8 season, with a 12–6 record in the ACC and a 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Alexander-Walker competed for Canada at the 2016 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, leading the team to the silver medal. He led all scorers in the tournament with 17.4 points per game. He will also compete for Canada with the senior national team in the Olympic qualifier in 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Nickeil Alexander-Walker (born September 2, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Virginia Tech Hokies. A shooting guard and a point guard, he was drafted 17th overall by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2019 NBA draft.
Alexander-Walker will head to the bench for the first time this season after scoring in singe digits three times in the past four games. It's unclear if the move is permanent or temporary, but Garrett Temple will enter the starting five Monday for New Orleans. (Source: www.cbssports.com)
Alexander-Walker moved into the starting lineup alongside Devonte' Graham after coming off the bench in the preseason opener, though the Pelicans were without Brandon Ingram (knee) for this one. Regardless, it was a positive effort for the third-year guard, who showed flashes of strong fantasy potential last season when given the opportunity. If he's able to earn a starting spot, Alexander-Walker could provide fantasy managers with helpful production in points, threes, assists and steals.
Alexander-Walker was the Pelicans' leading scorer during their preseason opener. The guard played 21 minutes of action off the bench and finished as one of only three Pelicans players to score in double figures. Alexander-Walker, who is competing for a starting backcourt spot, averaged a career-high 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 46 games played last season. The battle for minutes between he, Devonte' Graham, Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple will be worth monitoring closely throughout the preseason. In 13 starts last season, Alexander-Walker averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 3.1 made threes. (Source: www.cbssports.com)