Bronx-Born Kemba Headed to NBA: Report

Scheduled announcement planned for this afternoon.

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    A week after leading his team to a championship, Bronx native Kemba Walker may be headed to the NBA.

    Just a week after winning a national championship, UConn's Kemba Walker will announce he is leaving Storrs for the NBA.

    A media advisory from UConn said the school has scheduled a news conference for 3 p.m. Tuesday. There are no details in the advisory, but Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant reports sources confirm the Bronx native will announce his intentions to enter the NBA Draft.

    In what Coach Jim Calhoun called the best season for a Husky ever, Walker led his team on an 11-game win streak, including five wins in five nights to claim the Big East Tournament Championship.

    The junior shooting guard then carried the Huskies to a national championship April 4.

    Walker's announcement isn't a surprise. After the Huskies' win over Butler in the NCAA Finals, he spoke as if he had already made up his mind.

    "I'm going to miss being around these guys," Walker said just minutes after the championship game.