Myron Walker, Robert Morris University
Men’s Basketball • 1990-94
Robert Morris has established a rich tradition in NEC men’s basketball having won a league-best seven conference championships. And of all the great players who have passed through Moon Township, Myron Walker can certainly stake a claim as being the best to don a Colonials uniform.
Walker, out of nearby Aliquippa, PA, has held the RMU career scoring record for 20 years, and his 1,965 points ranks seventh on the NEC all-time list. The 6’4” guard also pulled down 603 rebounds, seventh in school annals. He paced the Colonials in scoring in each of his four years and his 19.8 ppg in 1991-92 was best in the NEC. His 614 points as a sophomore remains the RMU single-season record. Walker averaged 18.7 ppg over his career and shot just under 50 percent from the field.
After being named to the NEC All-Rookie team as a freshman, Walker became the first sophomore recognized as NEC Player of the Year during the 1991-92 season. He capped off the 1992 season with NEC Tournament MVP honors after leading the Colonials to their fifth NEC crown. Walker was tabbed to the All-NEC first team in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
Walker was inducted into the Robert Morris Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.
Walker, who went on to play professionally in Europe, currently works as an engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad and remains based in the Pittsburgh area.
“Myron Walker was easily the best all around player that I ever coached at RMU, but what stands out the most is that he was at his best in the biggest of moments,” said Jarrett Durham, who led the Colonials to the NEC title in 1992. “Myron Walker is well deserving of this honor!”
“Myron Walker is maybe the most complete player ever in the NEC,” said former Wagner head coach Tim Capstraw, who coached against Robert Morris during Walker’s time as a Colonial. “His uncanny knack for scoring everywhere combined with his ability to play lockdown defense helped make Robert Morris an outstanding team.”
“Myron Walker still causes me nightmares,” said former Monmouth standout Dave Calloway, who competed against Walker and also coached against him in the early 90s. “Whether it was that shot he hit against us in my senior year or the game he lit us up in his senior year, it always seemed whenever Robert Morris needed a basket, Myron was the one who was taking the shot. Those great Jarrett Durham teams at Robert Morris always had a toughness factor that seemed to be the edge that always had them on the winning side. But in the end, you still have to score more points than the other guy and Myron was the player who scored those points. He was as good a scorer as anyone who has played in the NEC!”