Pro Player/Pro Speaker
"Here's What it Takes...to Succeed at Anything."
Neshard Walker’s professional basketball career has provided him an overseas journey like no other, and he enjoys sharing the secrets to his success.
He attended Ryan Academy in Norfolk, Virginia and won three Conference championships, scoring a record 2,106 points. He was the first player to achieve this goal for the school, and he accomplished this while simultaneously playing on elite Amateur Athletic Union basketball teams.
Neshard then played for UCLA in 2012 before transferring to Chabot College, where he averaged 17.3 points and 8.4 assists per game during the 2012-13 season. This drew the attention of NBA scouts, and Walker entered the 2014 NBA Draft. He was invited to try out for the Philadelphia 76ers NBA D-League Affiliated team, the Delaware 87ers. He had workouts with the New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs.
He spent the 2014-15 season playing for the Zeagues Chargers in Singapore, where he led his team to the semifinals, averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, while shooting 75 percent from the field. He was included in that year’s list of top 100 ESPN Power Forwards, and even spent time training with NBA players Zac and Stephen Marbury, Baron Davis, Cuttino Mobley, Mitch Richmond, and Paul George. However, Neshard’s overseas journey was only beginning.
Neshard was recruited to play in El Salvador, Canada, and the Middle East. His talents even took him to play for a professional basketball team in Bahrain.
Mr. Walker shares tips for a successful professional athletic career, but he stresses the importance of learning a new culture along the way. Neshard’s goal is to convince young athletes to take advantage of the education system in order to fully capitalize on pro athlete career options.