Saturday, January 21, 2017

Brady Walker

Brady Wenzell Walker

March 15, 1921
Santa Clara, UT

November 30, 2007
Orem, UT

1938-39 Virgin Valley High School - Mesquite, NV (High School)
1941-42 Brigham Young University (College)
1942-43 Brigham Young University (College)
1945-46 Brigham Young University (College)
1946-47 Brigham Young University (College)
1947-48 Brigham Young University (College)
1947-48 Salt Lake Eckers (AAU)
1948-49 Providence Steamrollers (BAA)
1949-50 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1951-52 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Born to Ernest and Julia Wenzell in Santa Clara, Utah, the family moved to Nevada for a while and Walker attended Virgin Valley High School. He attended BYU, with his studies interrupted by World War 2, where he served under General George S. Patton in the 3rd Armored Division. He returned to BYU and after graduating he played basketball professionally until a serious leg injury ended his career. He owned and operated a construction company in Orem, Utah, for many years.

He married Olive Tucker (1923-2003) in 1943 during a furlough and they had one son and one daughter.

Walker played with BYU in the 1947-48 season, and despite being declared eligible for the conference, he was not eligible for the NCAA tournament.

Salt Lake Tribune, February 24, 1948
Salt Lake Tribune, February 27, 1948 
Salt Lake Tribune, March 18, 1948
Obituary, Herald Extra, December 3, 2007


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