HoopsHype Walter McCarty rumors

September 8, 2011 Updates
August 26, 2011 Updates

One former UK basketball star is returning to Lexington, but he’s leaving his athletic skill at home. Walter McCarty, a power forward for the UK basketball team from 1992-96, will showcase his singing skills Friday evening at the Lexington Opera House. McCarty, who played in 103 games for UK and had a field goal percentage of 51.5 percent, was selected 19th overall in the 1996 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He played in the NBA for 10 years, for four different teams. Now at 37, McCarty is on his second album, titled “Emotionally,” and focusing on his career as an artist. Singing “has always been a passion of mine,” McCarty said. “I started singing when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I’ve sang growing up; it’s always been a part of my life.” The Kentucky Kernel

July 23, 2011 Updates

Walter McCarty, the former Knicks first-round pick who was recently let go by the Pacers as an assistant coach, is the leading candidate to become men's head basketball coach of Division III SUNY New Paltz, The Post has learned. According to a person familiar with the situation, McCarty, a 6-foot-10 forward who played 10 years in the NBA, was on the Ulster County campus this week doing final interviews for the position. "It seems to be his if he wants it," the person said. New York Post

March 22, 2011 Updates

Former Knick first-round pick Walter McCarty is candidate to land a mid-major college coaching job. McCarty, who cut his teeth as an assistant under Rick Pitino at Louisville, is currently an assistant with the Indiana Pacers. New York Daily News

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