Geoff Walker played for the Saints from 1993-1997. He scored 1,044 points during his career, 34th all-time. During his freshman year he was a member of the Saints squad that defeated Richmond (88-57) and Texas A&M (73-62) during the regular season. Posting a record of 25-8 that year, they went on to finish third in the 1994 Postseason NIT, defeating Georgia Tech (76-68), Tulane (89-79), Bradley (75-62) and Kansas State (92-79) before falling to Villanova (66-58) in the semifinal. In the win over Georgia Tech he shut down future NBA player Travis Best, holding him to just 4 points.
His best season scoring wise came his senior year when he led the team averaging 12.8 points per game. Geoff was also an outstanding rebounder. He led the team in boards his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Averaging 6.2 per game, his 706 career rebounds ranks 11th all-time in Saints history. He was named to the All-MAAC Second Team in 1997.
How did you end up attending Siena ?
Came down between Vanderbilt, Delaware and Holy Cross and my visit to Siena sealed the deal as another Legend Stu Downing was my host.
What is your favorite Siena memory on the court?
Shutting Down, future NBA Player, Travis Best (Georgia Tech) first round of NIT holding him to 4 points. While Doremus Bennerman out shined him offensively and scored 33 points.
What is your favorite Siena memory off the court?
Being involved in the community. Visiting hospitals and Middle Schools to talk to and motivate kids. Visiting a youth detention center and getting a chance to play hoops with them and explaining that they have opportunities to take advantage of when they are released.
What have you been doing since you left Siena?
Consulting in Finance with Merrill Lynch and Consulting with Companies within the Apparel World. Most recently spearheading along with John D’argenio & Siena Administrators in helping my old friend Derek Jeter become a Son of Siena while simultaneously having one of my favorite players I have coached here in Los Angeles, Ryan Oliver, commit to becoming a Siena Saint. That is two new “Sons of Siena” that I was able to speak to about the specialness of Siena. Now they have become part of the Siena Family for life. That makes me proud that I was instrumental in making that happen for Derek and Ryan.
Where do you reside, and tell us about your family:
Los Angeles, CA. No Family yet…….
What are you most looking forward to about the Legends Game?
Reconnecting with the Hoops Alumni at Siena.
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