New look, new approach for Henry Walker
Paul Lintag on Aug 06, 2017 08:43 PM
Gone is Henry Walker's signature long hair and he's noticeably slimmer compared to last season.
New team, new look, and new overall game mindset for the returning Henry Walker.
After empty stints with the Alaska Aces and the NLEX Road Warriors, Walker, who is now with the Blackwater Elite, is embracing a new approach for his latest PBA tour duty.
He's still going to try to score but a more mature Walker says he will make a conscious effort to involve his teammates more.
Walker had five assists to go along with his 32 points and 15 rebounds Sunday.
"I'm looking at it like this," the veteran import explained.
"The first time I came, I didn't score enough they said. We lost. I went to NLEX, scored a bunch of points. We lost. So now, I know I can't just do it by myself. I'm trying to get my teammates to come with me," he said.
And although Blacwater's win against Phoenix didn't exactly reflect that new approach --- only Walker and Mike DiGregorio scored in double figures, combining for 60 points --- it seems to be working as the Elite finally took their first win after four games.
"I was just trying to instill in my teammates that it doesn't matter if I score 50 points. If we don't do this as a collective, we're not gonna win," Walker said who dealt with cramps in the second half before powering through.
"There comes a time, we're 0-3, you gotta get tired of losing. You just gotta go out there and compete," he added.
Aside from a new approach to his game, Walker likewise debuted a new look as he made his way back to the league.
Gone is his signature long hair and he's noticeably slimmer compared to last season.
"Just getting older, maturing. New cut, just trying to do something new," he said.
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