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Myron Walker

Basketball ∙ Aliquippa

 

 

 

 

The all-time leading scorer in the history of the Robert Morris University Basketball program with 1,965 career points, Aliquippa native Myron Walker also holds the Colonials’ single season record for points with 614 reached during the 1991-92 campaign. 

He was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year, the youngest player ever to win the award, and the Most Valuable Player in the NEC Tournament in which he averaged 20.7 points and 4.7 rebounds that season. 

That was his sophomore year when Robert Morris College, as it was known at the time, met mighty UCLA in a NCAA Tournament 1st Round game. He reached double figures in scoring in all but one game that season (Florida State) and started all 31 games. Myron also ranks seventh all-time in rebounds (603) at Robert Morris.   

During his college days, he was one of the top swingmen in the East who played equally hard on both ends of the court. On offense, he could score off the dribble while driving to the basket and from the outside. 

Walker owns RMU’s scoring mark despite missing the first seven games of 1990-91 after transferring from Kent State before the season started.  In his first game as a Colonial, Myron tallied 22 points in RM’s 99-94 upset win at Dayton, after checking in at the 15:20 mark of the first half with his club down by 10. Three nights later, he hit a floating 10-foot jumper in the last 25 seconds of RM’s 85-81 victory at Duquesne. 

Upon his arrival to the Moon Township school, the Colonials won nine straight games.  Walker was coached in high school and college respectively by fellow Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame members James"Red" McNie and Jarrett Durham, another Aliquippa High School standout. 

While with Durham and the Colonials, Myron served as a counselor at Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtic Basketball School.  The Basketball Almanac selected him as one of its Top 100 College Stars. Playboy chose him as one of its "Rest of the Best". He was RM’s team captain and All-NEC First Team in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Myron was one five top freshman named by Eastern Basketball, and was a member of the Northeast Conference’s All-Newcomer Team. He was the leading freshman scorer in the league.   

While playing for McNie, Walker led Aliquippa High School to the Class AAA State Championship, scoring 34 points in the title game against Allentown Central Catholic and its star, Billy McCaffrey who had 37 that same night. Myron was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous Five and the Pittsburgh Press Fantastic Five. He averaged 24.4 point and 9.1 rebounds per game as a senior with the Quips, while shooting 52% from the field and 75% from the stripe while earning 2nd Team All-State honors. As a senior, Walker was the Most Valuable Player for the West Penn All-Stars in the 1989 Dapper Dan Roundball Classic.