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Aug 5, 2013 9:15 PM by Andrew Masuda

Righetti's Walker shines, scores 13 in national TV debut in Team USA loss to Africa

Righetti High junior-to-be further cemented himself as one of the top players in the country in the Class of 2015. The 6-7 Walker scored a team-high 13 points for Team USA in its 69-56 loss to Africa in the third place game of the Adidas Nations. The game was nationally televised live on ESPNU on Monday.

The Adidas Nations features the top players in the world 18 years and younger. Walker plays on a team that featured some of the best American players in the Class of 2015.

The Americans sprinted to a 10-0 lead, but trailed 32-27 at the half. Walker had just 2 points in the first half, but poured it on in the fourth quarter. He drained the team's first and only 3-point basket and added a slam dunk.

Walker, who earned All-CIF and All-State honors as a sophomore for Righetti, was 5 for 11 from the floor and 2 for 2 from the free throw line. He finished with 13 points and 2 rebounds.

Team USA shot just 37.5 percent from the floor and 56 percent from the free throw line. They allowed 15 offensive rebounds to Africa and were out-rebounded 48-38 overall.

Africa had three players with 16 points or more. Sidy Ndir led the way with 23 points, while Nehdi Ngouma added 18 and Papa Sadia Diatte poured in 16.

Walker earned a spot in the Adidas Nations after he earned co-MVP honors at the Adidas Super 64 tournament last month in Las Vegas, Nevada when he led the Compton Magic to a championship. Cameron's already received scholarship offers this summer from programs like Florida, Arizona State, USC and Cal to name a few.

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