As the lone true point guard on the UCF roster, Daiquan Walker appeared in all 31 games as a freshman last year, making 18 starts. He started 15 of 16 Conference USA contests and averaged 4.0 points and 1.6 assists in 20.9 minutes per game during the year.
Like A.J. Rompza in 2008-09, Walker was forced into major minutes as a rookie at one of the game's toughest positions due to a lack of depth. He ably handled the point guard duties while sharing time at the position with both Isaiah Sykes and Calvin Newell, two players who are better off the ball.
Walker logged some big minutes early in the season before Newell became eligible in mid-December. He played 31 minutes against Middle Tennessee and spent 34 minutes on the court at No. 7 Florida.
Walker shot the ball well from 3-point range in 2012-13, making 30-of-75 (40.0 percent) of his attempts. He will have to cut down on his turnovers as a sophomore, but should make strides with his game this offseason.
As one of eight returning letterwinners for the Knights this upcoming season, Walker should benefit from the team's continuity. And there is no doubt that logging considerable minutes as a freshman will only help the point guard.