Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Walter Pitchford sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from the University of Florida. He will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-14.
Pitchford spent the 2011-12 season at Florida, where he appeared in 13 games, helping the Gators finish 26-11 and reach the NCAA Elite Eight. He totaled six points and four rebounds in 22 minutes of action on the year. He had two points against Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and grabbed a rebound in three minutes of action in the Gators' third-round win over Norfolk State. Pitchford played a season-high four minutes against Jacksonville in non-conference action and saw time in four SEC contests as a true freshman.
A three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, he originally signed a National Letter-of-Intent with DePaul prior to his senior year, but attended postgraduate school at East Lansing (Mich.) Summit Christian Academy in 2010-11, averaging 17.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. He also looked at Indiana, Iowa and Arizona State before joining the Gator program. He also attended New Creations (Ind.) Christian School and Oak Hill (Va.) Academy and played on the AAU circuit for the Michigan Mustangs and Team Detroit.
Pitchford is also the first NU scholarship recruit in basketball from Michigan since Chester Surles, who played with the Huskers during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons. Walter has one older brother, Keith, and one sister, Elizabeth. Walter, who was born on April 24, 1992, in Chicago, is the son of Walter Pitchford IV and Elaine Pitchford. Walter earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.