But of those names already mentioned, I have to go with Jimmy Walker as the best ever to play for the Providence Friars.
Walker, who I think by the way has the best name of the best Friars, played for Providence in the 60's, and wound up a college career that led him to become the number one overall draft pick in the NBA for 1967, taken by the Detroit Pistons.
In 1966-67, Walker set the current Providence Friar record for points in a season when he notched 851 points giving him an average of 30.39 points per game on the season!
What else did Walker accomplish while at Providence?
- He set the school record, still currently held, for career points per game average, with 25.25 per game, which is almost 5 points more than the next closest Friar with 20 and change
- Set the school record for largest percentage of the team's points in a season with 39.2 of the Friars' points in 1966-67
- Holds record for most minutes played per game for a Providence career with 38.78
- Is the only number one overall NBA draft pick from Providence
- Fastest Friar to 1,000 points (45 career games to reach that mark)