WAND Sports introduces a brand new segment, Athlete of the Week presented by Midwest Technical Institute!
Each week, sports director Gordon Voit, Mark Pearson and Orlando Toatley put the spotlight on a local high school athlete who is excelling as a student and community member as well!
To submit a student-athlete's name, please send a detailed list of his/her accolades to Gordon Voit on Facebook or via email at Gordon.Voit@wandtv.com.
Week 14: R.J. Walker (Eisenhower basketball)
The boys basketball season in Illinois has officially begun and what better way than to kick it off with an Athlete of the Week.
R.J. Walker is a junior guard at Eisenhower High School and has a 3.92 GPA.
He is coached by his dad Rodney Walker.
When R.J. gets older, he'd like to work with animals and has thought about being a vet.