January 12, 2002 |
He had to wear a knee pad for a second game this season. He breathed easier following an MRI exam earlier in the week. And his mobility wasn't supposed be very good. Matt Walsh could have fooled Episcopal Academy last night. In what was supposed to be a showdown of Inter-Academic League boys' basketball powers, Germantown Academy, led by a game-high 31 points from Walsh, easily handled visiting Episcopal, 64-45. The victory helped Germantown Academy, The Inquirer's No. 1 team, improve to 14-3 overall and 2-0 in the Inter-Ac.
January 19, 2000 |
The first Inter-Academic League showdown of the season between Germantown Academy and Penn Charter wasn't much of a contest. With four players scoring in double figures, Germantown Academy easily handled visiting Penn Charter, 76-59, yesterday afternoon. Sean Knitter, who scored 29 points, and Brett Storm, who had 20, accounted for all but 10 of the Little Quakers' points. "Everybody stepped up this game," said Matt Kauderer, who scored 15 points for Germantown Academy, which is 17-2 overall and 4-0 in the Inter-Ac.
April 11, 2001 |
The end is likely near. Matt Walsh, a 6-6 wing guard at Germantown Academy and one of the country's hotter prospects, is close to finalizing his college decision. Many of the country's glamour programs are dying to get him. They have been in regular contact. The pressure has been building. With his sanity still intact, hopefully, Walsh is inclined to put his hands on his hips and call off the jam. Oh, did we mention that Matt Walsh is only a junior? Welcome to the wacky world of basketball recruiting, early 21st century variety.
June 29, 2005 |
Matt Walsh, a standout from the University of Florida and a Germantown Academy graduate, was not selected in last night's NBA draft. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was not among the college, high school or foreign players chosen in the two-round draft, although many forecasters had the 22-year-old going among the 60 picks overall. Before the draft, ESPN.com had Walsh going somewhere between picks 29 and 50. The 27th pick seemed like a possibility as well, since Walsh had received positive feedback from the Utah Jazz, who owned that choice.
May 4, 2001 |
Matt Walsh likes to run. The Florida basketball team likes to run. Matt Walsh likes to hoist three-pointers. The Gators like to fire them up from beyond the three-point arc. The University of Florida seemed like a perfect fit for Walsh. So, the 6-foot-6 Germantown Academy junior basketball star made it official yesterday by accepting a full scholarship from a school that went 24-7 and made its third straight trip to the NCAA tournament this season. "They let their guards do their thing," Walsh said.
June 15, 2005 |
Matt Walsh, the University of Florida junior and Germantown Academy graduate, made it official yesterday. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard announced that he would stay in the NBA draft. The 76ers are among the teams Walsh will work out for before the draft, scheduled for June 28. Underclassmen who have declared for the draft but haven't signed with an agent have until Tuesday to pull out. Walsh also announced that he had hired an agent, Jason Levian. In three seasons, Walsh, considered a solid perimeter shooter, scored 1,301 points.
February 19, 2000 |
Matt Walsh is likely one of the area's top snipers, and he learned a very important lesson this basketball season: Shoot off mouth with caution. Apparently feeling frisky after having grown 51/2 inches in a year, the 6-5, 170-pound Walsh, an impressive sophomore wing player for Germantown Academy, involved himself in a competition with senior sub Jim Slattery. "We had a bet," Walsh said, smiling, "on who would be first to dunk in a game. " The big moment came Feb. 4. One of them caught the ball beneath the basket, planted both feet, soared (a bit)
June 21, 2005 |
He was cooped up in an airport for five hours, and sometimes isn't sure which city he is in when he wakes up. But Matt Walsh, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, isn't complaining about his recent travel itinerary. Walsh, a graduate of Germantown Academy, has been on a whirlwind tour, auditioning for NBA teams. He hopes one of them calls his name in the first round of next Tuesday's draft. Under the NBA's collective-bargaining agreement, which expires at the end of the month, first-round picks receive guaranteed three-year contracts.
June 28, 2000 |
Guard Michael Wild mulled all kinds of options for continuing his education and basketball career in the three months after helping Roman Catholic High win a second consecutive Catholic League championship. He never pulled the trigger, however, and coach Dennis Seddon, frankly, was getting more than a little frustrated. Then, boom, Wild entered into a whirlwind love affair with Division I Elon College, in North Carolina, and made a commitment last week. "Elon knew about me from way back when North Carolina was recruiting Eddie Griffin," Wild said, referring to the former Roman superstar now at Seton Hall.
March 31, 2002 |
After watching Matt Walsh torch his team for 32 points in a nonleague game in December, Friends' Central coach Keino Terrell came away with a deeper appreciation for the senior's talents. "His ability to shoot the ball was a given," Terrell said. "I was more impressed with his ability to handle the ball and be a playmaker. Also, you could see he made the players around him better. " Walsh, a sharp-shooting, 6-foot-6 wing guard from Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, is The Inquirer's area boys' basketball player of the year.