Feb. 14, 2018

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland guard Martez Walker will miss the rest of the season with a broken left foot announced by head coach Greg Kampe Thursday. Walker suffered the injury on Feb. 9 against Detroit Mercy and is expected to miss approximately six to eight weeks.

"I am heartbroken for Martez," said Kampe. " He was having an MVP-type season and all he wanted to do was win and go to the NCAA Tournament. Now he has lost that chance."

Walker, who was the only Oakland player to start in every game thus far, led the Horizon League in minutes played (965) which ranked 11th nationally. He was part of the nation's second highest scoring duo with teammate Kendrick Nunn, combining to score 43.7 points per game. The senior guard ranked fifth in the Horizon League in points per game at 17.6 and led the conference in free throw attempts and free throws made.

Walker scored his 1,000th career point in an Oakland uniform this season on Nov. 27 at Oral Roberts and recorded two 32-point performances this season. He was named Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 4.

Walker is the fourth Oakland player to suffer a season-ending injury this year. Sophomore guard Brailen Neely was shut down after suffering a knee injury last week, while Jaevin Cumberland (ankle) and Brad Brechting (foot) have also been sidelined for the season. Junior forward Xavier Hill-Mais has also been out for the year after redshirting.



Other Golden Grizzlies that have been sidelined due to injury this season include James Beck (leg), Isaiah Brock (ankle) and Kendrick Nunn (ankle).


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