Florida forward Chris Walker tweeted on Wednesday that he intends to return to school for his sophomore season.
Walker only averaged 4.8 minutes per game this past season, but with a number of key seniors graduating -- such as big man Patric Young -- the highly touted Walker should see his playing time increase next season.
The Gators are coming off their most successful season since 2006-2007. En route to a 30-2 regular season and No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Florida won the regular season SEC title and the SEC Tournament. The Gators ultimately fell to eventual NCAA champion UConn in the Final Four.
Walker, a 6-foot-10 forward, debuted for Florida in February against Missouri. He only played more than ten minutes in a game once, when he recorded 14 minutes in a March 1 contest against LSU.
With four senior Gator starters graduating, Florida's hope of maintaining its success from this year may come down to Walker, who was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 6 recruit in the nation for the high school class of 2013.
This year has been a great one, and I'm happy to say I will be joining the gatornation again for one more year!WERTHEIM: A year after Jason Collins, Derrick Gordon breaks down more barriers
— Chris Walker (@cwalkertime23) April 9, 2014