Florida Gators center Neal Walk, the highest-drafted player in the basketball program’s history, passed away Sunday night at the age of 67, according to AZ Central Sports.
Walk, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1969 NBA Draft out of Florida, was a senior captain for the Gators under Tommy Barlett and led the basketball program to its first postseason appearance, the 1969 NIT.
At the time of his departure from Florida, after being named the team’s first All-American, the lefty was the programs all-time leading scorer. To this day, he is the Gators’ rebounding leader (1,181) and holds team records for most rebounds in a game (31), average points per game (20.8) and rebounds per game (15.3) for a career.