Hoops: Constitution's Goodman and Walker make college commitments


Constitution High senior basketball standouts Savon Goodman and Daiquan Walker have committed to play at Nevada-Las Vegas and Central Florida, respectively.

Goodman, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound small forward and Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection, chose the  Rebels over Southern Methodist, which recently hired former 76ers boss Larry Brown as its head coach, and Pittsburgh.

Walker, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard and second-team all-area honoree, tabbed Central Florida over Tulsa and Seton Hall. He said Temple had also been involved.

Some schools, Walker said, wanted him to first go to prep school. "I didn't want that," he said.

Last season, Goodman and Walker led the Generals to a 23-9 record, the Public League championship, and the school's first PIAA Class A state title.

Goodman averaged 25.8 points and 14.2 rebounds. A 1,903-point scorer, he transferred to Constitution from Academy of the New Church last year. He is a four-star prospect, according to Rivals.com.

In 31 appearances last season, Walker, who lives near Simon Gratz High in North Philly, averaged 18.1 points.

In addition to Temple, Walker had received earlier interest from Providence and Pittsburgh.

-Rick O'Brien