Elite Basketball Services has hired Brendan Walker from Gulf Coast State College. Walker will serve as a national junior college scout and will also cover high school prospects in the southeastern United States. Elite Basketball Services operates one of the top NCAA certified scouting services in the U.S., and Walker will be an instrumental piece of its continued success. He will also be heavily involved in all events that EBS operates including the All American JUCO Showcase Elite 80, All American Availables Showcases, All American Jamborees and Hoop Exchange High School Events among others.
Walker comes to EBS from Gulf Coast State College (FL) in NJCAA Region 8 where he served as the assistant coach for two years and was responsible for recruiting, scouting, player development and academic monitoring. In his two years at Gulf Coast State College, he coached three 1st team All Panhandle Conference players. His teams won 37 games over his two years and had 7 players sign Division 1.
Before Gulf Coast State, Coach Walker was the assistant coach for Lake Land College (IL) in NJCAA Region 24. In his two years at Lake Land College, he coached a 2nd Team All American, a Region Player of the Year and a Region Freshman of the year. His teams won 41 games over his two years, and he had two players sign Division 1, 7 players sign Division 2 and two players sign NAIA. In the 2013-2014 season, his team went 22-9 and finished first in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC).
Before moving to Lake Land College, Coach Walker spent 6 years with the Mercer University Men’s Basketball Program in Macon, GA. He spent four years as a player and two years as a graduate assistant. He played in over 100 games for Mercer over his four-year playing career and maintained the highest GPA on the basketball team throughout his career. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management from Mercer University in May of 2010. During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 basketball seasons, Walker served as a graduate assistant and was involved in every aspect of the basketball program. He was the Director of the Bob Hoffman Basketball Day and Team Camps while he was a graduate assistant. In May 2012, Walker earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mercer University.