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Former Covington Catholic basketball standout Jake Walter won't play for Xavier this season

Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 11:50:47-04

CINCINNATI – Former Covington Catholic basketball standout Jake Walter is not on the 2018-19 Xavier University roster and won’t play this upcoming season.

Walter, a 7-foot-1 center, signed with XU in November. He is not enrolled at XU. Classes start Monday.

Xavier declined to further comment about Walter, who helped to lead CovCath to the state basketball title last season. CovCath declined comment Friday.

Walter is the son of former longtime Bengals offensive lineman Joe Walter. 

Jake Walter was one of three signees that Xavier announced Nov. 20, 2017.

"Jake Walter is a local product at one of the top high school programs in the state of Kentucky, Covington Catholic,” then-Xavier coach Chris Mack said in November. “Jake brings great size, toughness and a skill level for his position that makes his teammates better. The improvement that he's made over the last four years is remarkable and I'm anxious to watch that same development at Xavier.”

Xavier opens the 2018-19 season Nov. 6 against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) at Cintas Center.