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Jimmy Patsos threw out the first pitch on April 10 before the Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees game at Camden Yards
Photos from the postseason awards ceremony and all three games from the 2012 men's basketball MAAC Championship at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.
Loyola vs. Ohio State - AP Photo Gallery
Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State - NCAA Second Round
Loyola men's basketball played in Rupp Arena on December 22, 2011.
2010-2011 (Junior): Led the Greyhounds with an 11.1 points per game average and was second on the team with a 7.1 rebounds per game mark... Blocked a team-high 47 shots, and was fifth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with 1.7 per game... The 47 blocks rank Walker fifth in school single-season history... Has 93 blocks in his career, third all-time at Loyola... Sits 24 behind George Sereikas (1989-93) for second place.... Finished fifth in the MAAC in free-throw percentage (86-of-105, .819) and was sixth in rebounds per game...His free-throw percentage was the best in the league amongst big men and the 16th-best single-season mark in school history... Pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds at Fairfield (12/5)... Had back-to-back double-doubles at George Mason (12/8, 14 points, 10 rebounds) and at Mount St. Mary's (12/11, 22 points, 10 rebounds) and earned MAAC Co-Player of the Week honors... Scored 14 in a win over Bucknell (12/28) and followed that with a 19-point effort against Marist (1/3)... Knocked down 9-of-12 free throws and scored 19 as Loyola beat Saint Peter's (1/17) on the road... Scored 11 or more points for six-straight games from February 7-25... Made three 3-pointers, tying his season-high (also 12/11 at Mount St. Mary's), and finished with 17 points at home against Niagara (2/11)... Scored 16 and grabbed 11 rebounds against Rider (2/16)... Made 7-of-8 free throws and finished with 13 points against Saint Peter's in the MAAC Quarterfinals (3/5).
2009-2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 30 games, starting 27, and recorded the fifth-best total in blocked shots with 46... Immediately made his presence known with nine points and eight rebounds in his first appearance in a Greyhounds uniform, a home win over Vermont (11/13)... Collected double figures in his next outing, scoring 14 points against future-Final Four participant West Virginia (11/15)... Posted his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Dartmouth (11/24)... Recorded four blocks with eight rebounds at Coppin State (12/09)... Reached double digits with 10 in Loyola's first conference win of the season, a home victory over Rider (1/02)... Rejected six shots in the home win over Marist (1/15)... Had back-to-back 13-point efforts at Saint Peter's (1/17) and Siena (1/21)... His consecutive double-doubles led Loyola to road wins at Rider (2/05, 12 points, 12 rebounds) and at Manhattan (2/07, 12 points, 10 rebounds)... Recorded his career best with 14 rebounds in the home win over Manhattan (2/28)... Exploded for a career-high 26 points in the MAAC Championship game with the Jaspers (3/05)... Made all three of his three-point shots, finishing nine of 11 from the floor, with eight rebounds.
2008-2009 (Sophomore): Sat out the season establishing his residency following his transfer from the University of Maryland ... worked out with the team every day and showed his leadership abilities during practices and on the bench at home games.
2007-2008 (at Maryland): Appeared in 24 games for the Terrapins... After playing in five of six, he missed six straight and then finished logging minutes in 19 of the last 22... Most of those in which he played were ACC conference play... Did not score until his fifth appearance, knocking down his only shot in a home win over Lehigh (11/23)... His six-game absence followed, but then he played 10 minutes with three rebounds in a home contest with Delaware (12/28)... Received a career-best 13 minutes of playing time at Charlotte (1/5), grabbing two rebounds with a blocked shot... His first ACC appearance was at Virginia Tech (1/12) and he made his only field-goal attempt and both of his free-throw tries for a career-high four points ... two games later, he played five minutes and scored three points at North Carolina (1/19)... Played two minutes and was successful on his only field goal try at Duke (2/13)... Scored his last point of the season on a free throw in a home appearance against Florida State (2/16) during which he played eight minutes and corralled three rebounds... Played 10 minutes with three rebounds against Virginia Tech (2/20) in his next outing and logged 11 minutes with two assists at Miami (Fla.) (2/23) in the game that followed... Averaged one rebound per game while playing just 5.3 minutes per contest.
Before College:Played one season at Montrose Christian after spending two seasons at Bishop Ireton High School... Averaged 8.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots during his one season at Montrose Christian, helping the Mustangs to a 21-3 record and No. 2 ranking in the Washington Post... Received an invitation to play in the prestigious Capital Classic (2007) following his senior year... Averaged 14.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots as a junior at Bishop Ireton after posting 11.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots as a sophomore... Was named the program's top defender and top rebounder following each of those seasons... Invited to the 2006 Reebok ABCD Camp and the NBA Players' Association Top 100 Camp during the summer prior to his senior season.
Personal:Shane Kennedy Walker is the son of Sandra Heath... majoring in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations at Loyola.
* - 2007-08 at Maryland