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Canadian prep hoops star picks Minnesota

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Canadian prep star Maurice Walker has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Minnesota next season.

The 6-foot-10 center is a native of Ontario, Canada. He was Mr. Basketball in Ontario in 2009 and went on to play at Brewster Academy prep school in Wolfeboro, N.H. He averaged 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds last season to help the Bobcats to the national prep school title.

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Rivals.com ranks him as the 12th best center in the 2010 senior class.

Walker joins Nebraska's Elliott Eliason and Memphis native Austin Hollins as members of the Gophers' latest recruiting class.

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