|Other College:||Butler Community College|
Walker was a starter for the Huskers, averaging 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game during his senior year. The 6-foot-4 guard reached double figures seven times as a senior, including a career-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting against Rhode Island on Nov. 20. Walker also had 16 points against South Dakota on 5-of-5 shooting from the floor, including a career-best three 3-pointers, and 15 points against Iowa on Feb. 29. He had a season-best eight rebounds on two occasions, including a road win at TCU on Dec. 10 and dished out a personal high six assists in the regular-season finale at Minnesota on March 3.
2011-12: Finished his career with five points and four rebounds in the loss to Purdue at the Big Ten Tournament...Led Nebraska with a career-high six assists and added eight points and four rebounds in the loss at Minnesota...Scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, as he established his highest scoring total in conference play...Enjoyed one of his best games in Big Ten play with 13 points, five rebounds and a career-high four steals against Illinois...Reached double figures for the first time since Jan. 11, against Penn State as he had 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor...Scored seven of his nine points in a 50-second span at the end of the first half and start of the second half, as he also grabbed four rebounds against Minnesota...Hit 3-of-4 shots for six points and added three assists in the loss at Northwestern...scored all six of his points in the second half, including four in a 12-1 run to open the second half...Totaled eight points and four rebounds in the win at Iowa...Grabbed six rebounds and had four points in 23 minutes against No. 6 Ohio State...Had five points and four rebounds in the win over No. 11 Indiana...Keyed the Huskers to a win over Penn State with 12 points and six rebounds in 32 minutes of action...his 12 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, was his best effort since scoring a career-high 17 points against Rhode Island on Nov. 20...Led NU for the second straight game with six rebounds and also added three assists and a career-high two blocked shots...Had nine of his points in the first half, as Nebraska built a 34-22 lead...Led Nebraska with seven rebounds in the loss at Illinois...Played a career-high 35 minutes against No. 16 Michigan State, finishing with 9 points and 3 rebounds...Had 7 points and 2 rebounds vs. No. 11 Wisconsin...Had 11 points, 5 rebounds & 2 assists vs. Central Michigan, his first double figure performance since Nov. 20...Tied his season high with 8 rebounds and added 7 points vs. Alcorn State...Had 9 points and a season-high 8 rebounds in 26 minutes at TCU...Came off the bench against Creighton when he had seven points and a pair of rebounds...Led Nebraska with seven rebounds and added five points in the loss to Wake Forest...Played just 12 minutes vs. SDSU because of illness and went scoreless...Put together the best game of his career against Rhode Island, going 7-of-8 from the floor, while matching his career high with three 3-pointers...Had four points and five rebounds in 29 minutes against USC...Enjoyed a perfect shooting night, hitting all five shots from the floor, including a trio of 3-pointers, en route to a career-high 16 points against South Dakota...also grabbed seven rebounds in the win over the Coyotes.
Caleb Walker was one of the unsung players on the Husker roster, as the junior college transfer enjoyed a solid first season at Nebraska. The Hutchinson, Kan., native averaged 6.0 points on 46 percent shooting and a team-high 4.5 rebounds while he usually faced the opponent's top perimeter threat. Walker shot 36 percent (20-of-56) from 3-point range while playing all 32 contests, including 27 starts. Walker showed a knack for rebounding from the wing, totaling three games with at least 10 rebounds, including 10 rebounds against Creighton and a career-high 12 boards against Alcorn State. With those efforts, he became the first Husker in three seasons to grab 10-or-more rebounds in consecutive contests. His other double-figure effort came at No. 3 Kansas, when he pulled down 10 rebounds in a 63-60 loss.
Walker totaled double figures eight times on the year, including a season-high 13 points in three games. He had 13 points and seven rebounds against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Jackson State and 13 against Iowa State in NU's Big 12 opener. In that game, he hit 5-of-9 shots from the field with a pair of 3-pointers and two blocked shots while also pulling down eight rebounds.
Walker raised his numbers in conference action, averaging 6.8 points on 51 percent shooting and 4.7 rebounds per game, joining Lance Jeter as the only Husker to start every conference game. Walker also shot 42 percent (13-of-31) from 3-point range in Big 12 action. One of his best efforts of the year came at Oklahoma on Feb. 16, when he had 10 points, including eight in the first half to keep the Huskers in the game early. He also grabbed six rebounds in a 59-58 win to snap a 13-game road losing streak. He totaled 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, in Nebraska's loss to No. 15 Missouri on Jan. 12, and had four of his eight double-figure efforts in Big 12 play.
Walker spent two seasons at Butler Community College under Coach Mike Bargen, helping the school to 58 wins and the first Jayhawk West Conference championship since 2001.
Walker was one of the top junior college players in the nation after leading Butler CC to a 29-7 record, a No. 15 national ranking and the school's first appearance in the NJCAA Tournament since 1996. He earned first-team NJCAA All-America honors, and captured Jayhawk West Conference Player-of-the-Year and Region VI Player-of-the-Year honors. Walker was named the Region VI Tournament MVP after posting a season-high 26 points and nine boards in the title game.
On the season, Walker averaged 16.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while hitting better than 53 percent from the field. He also connected on nearly 38 percent of his attempts from 3-point range, better than 71 percent at the charity stripe while ranking second on the squad in both assists and steals. In conference action, Walker ranked third in the league in scoring (16.8 ppg) and paced the Jayhawk West in rebounding (9.7 rpg). He was also among the top five in field-goal percentage (51.9) while helping the Bulldogs win 16 of 17 games before heading into the national tournament.
He was named the NJCAA Player of the Week on Jan. 19, after collecting a pair of double-doubles - two of his nine double-doubles on the season. Walker produced nine 20-point contests as a sophomore as Butler recorded its most victories in nearly 15 years.
As a freshman in 2008-09, Walker was an honorable-mention all-league performer, averaging 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He was named the Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 20, averaging 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two games, including a career-best 29 points against Hutchinson Community College. He began his career playing both football and basketball at Butler CC before turning his full attention to the basketball court.
Walker, who moved to Hutchinson from Kansas City at 13, starred in both sports, helping Hutchinson High School to four straight state titles as a linebacker. On the basketball court, he was a second-team all-state honoree by the Topeka Capital Journal, averaging 19.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as a senior.
Caleb is the son of Phillip Robinson and Charlene Walker, and was born on Dec. 16, 1989. He has one sister, Mia Robinson, and three brothers, Philchar Walker, Cordell Robinson and Treuett Robinson. Caleb, who was born in Kansas City before moving to Hutchinson as a teenager, is majoring in sociology at Nebraska.