Bulldog Hall of Fame
Jarvis Walker Jarvis Walker
Basketball, 1985-89

Walker, the 1989 GLIAC Player of the Year, is presently FSU's sixth all-time leading scorer (1,713 points). A two-time Ferris State Most Valuable Player (1988-89), Walker holds the school's all-time assists mark (532) and ranks second in career steals (202). Regarded as one of the state’s most complete basketball players, Walker scored 1,713 career points, grabbed 693 career rebounds and dished out 532 assists. He led the Bulldogs to three-straight NCAA Division II National Tournament bids and three conference titles while twice (1988-89) attaining NCAA All-Great Lakes Region recognition. The 1985-86 GLIAC Freshman of the Year garnered first-team all-league accolades three consecutive seasons (1987-89). A graduate of Dearborn Heights Robichaud High School, Walker sank 27 of 54 three-point attempts as a senior, which presently ranks as the second-best single-season three-point percentage mark in school history. As a junior (1987-88), the Oak Park native led FSU to its only NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance as the Bulldogs registered a 25-5 overall mark, won the North Central Region title and finished the season ranked fourth in the nation. Walker attained double-figure scoring in all 28 games his senior campaign as FSU recorded its first and only unbeaten (16-0) conference mark en route to a 24-6 overall finish. He went on to a successful professional career in Germany where he led the league in scoring, was named Player of the Year and won a league title. The popular Walker also made several milk ads, had a mountain bike named for him, was spokesperson for a men's clothing line and had a beer featuring his face on every bottle. He lives in Norton Shores with his wife, Danielle, and three children.

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