Interro-Gator: Five questions with DeVon Walker

Florida guard DeVon Walker claps during a game against Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 21.

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Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Q: How much more comfortable and confident now are you compared to last year?

A: It's two different worlds. It's night and day. After a year being here, going through some ups and downs and actually getting some game-time experience, I feel a lot more comfortable. I still have a lot more to learn, but for right now I feel pretty good about what I can do.

Q: You went through issues with turnovers as a freshman, similar to senior forward Casey Prather. What kind of mentor has Prather been to you?

A: Whenever I make a mistake, he kind of refers back to his past. He's told me that it's always about the next play, so he has done that.

Q: How have you improved your 3-point shooting range?

A: Just working on it every day over the summer. My main focus was mid-range, but also worked on long range. Fortunately, the long-range ball has been going in for me.

Q: You've also had to fill in at point guard during some stretches with Kasey Hill injured. How do you think you've handled your minutes at the point?

A: I was a point guard in high school, so I'm pretty comfortable handling the ball. I worked on it the whole summer. I did it my whole life, so it's nothing new to me.

Q: Coach (Billy) Donovan considered redshirting you last October. Are you still playing this season with a little chip on your shoulder?

A: For me, it was motivation. But at the same time, I try not to think about it because that's like added pressure on myself. That's something I don't need. I'm just trying to go out there and play basketball. That's why I'm here.

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