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    what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    I see that Alex Door(sp?) from Norwalk is listed in the Dendy article as a "referred walk-on". I know this has been explained before, but I don't remember... What's the difference between a preferred and a, what, regular, walk-on?

    Also, has anyone seen him play? Does he really have the potential to contribute some day? What players is he similar to?

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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    Means the staff asked him to walk on as opposed to the others that aren't asked.



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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    You will probably see this a lot with Mac...basically recruits his walkons.



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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    It seems to be the new buzz word as of late.


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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    It means he was asked by the staff to walk on and will not have to try out as normal walk-ons do to make the team. He will also be given first opportunity to earn a scholarship if one comes open.


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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    Different time, but wasn't Hornacek a "preferred" (recruited) walk-on? As was Petey, as was Haluska? Cam Lee just tried out....



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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    Do they get more practice time, better training table similar to football?



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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpokaneCY View Post
    Different time, but wasn't Hornacek a "preferred" (recruited) walk-on? As was Petey, as was Haluska? Cam Lee just tried out....

    On Hornacek, actually no.

    We recruited him, he decided to go Ivy League, they gave his scholarship to someone else.

    He never went Ivy League and his people called to see if we still had a scholarship.

    We did not, but told him if he would pay his way the second semester (school had long since started) and get back in shape, he would get a scholarship the next year.

    The whole story of Hornacek walking off the street as an unknown walk on is mostly urban legend



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    Re: what's a "preferred walk-on"?

    Quote Originally Posted by necromancy View Post
    I see that Alex Door(sp?) from Norwalk is listed in the Dendy article as a "referred walk-on". I know this has been explained before, but I don't remember... What's the difference between a preferred and a, what, regular, walk-on?

    Also, has anyone seen him play? Does he really have the potential to contribute some day? What players is he similar to?

    TIA
    I saw him play 3 or 4 times this year. He might be a guy that can come in and hit some 3's for us later in his career. Probably similar to Clinton Mann but he can definitely shoot better.



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