Final Four 2011: Kemba Walker: Is He the Real Deal or Just a Tournament Hero?

James EvensCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12: Kemba Walker #15 of the Connecticut Huskies dribbles up court against the Louisville Cardinals during the championship of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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UConn's Kemba Walker has been one of the most exciting players this postseason. In fact, he has been the most exciting.  

Walker has led his team to nine straight postseason wins, a Big East Tournament title, and a trip to the Final Four in Houston, Texas.

Walker has been arguable the most talked about player in the tournament, and is definitely playing better than anyone else right now.

He is averaging over 26 points per game in the tournament and has proved clutch in late game situations.

Kemba has taken control of games late and been able to hit the game winner on what has been a season of comebacks for the UConn Huskies.

He has really taken this team to where they are now, the Final Four.

Although he is playing extremely well, is he the real deal, or is he that player everyone talks about in the tournament and then drifts off into the depths of the NBA bench?

Well ladies and gents, Walker is not that guy; he is the real deal and people will be talking about this kid for a long time.  

Walker has not only captivated America with his last second heroics, but he has started a new trend, the three goggles.

All jokes aside, Kemba Walker is not just a tournament player that is having one good postseason and disappears. Kemba is here to stay and will do well at the next level.

If you are looking for the tournament star who turns into nothing look at Jimmer, not Kemba as he is here to stay.

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