Walker Ross Kessler, well-known as Walker Kessler, is an American college basketball player who plays as a center/power forward for the Auburn Tigers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
Before joining Auburn, Kessler played for North Carolina and was also rated a five-star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN.
|Full Name||Walker Ross Kessler|
|Date Of Birth||July 26, 2001|
|Birth Place||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Parent(s)||Chad Kessler (Father) and Andrea Kessler (Mother)|
|Age||20 years old|
|Height||7 feet 1 inch (2.16 m/216 cm)|
|Weight||111 kg (245 lbs)|
|Martial Status||In a relationship|
Walker Kessler Early Life and Background
Born on July 26, 2001, Walker Kessler hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Kessler holds American nationality and comes from a mixed ethnic background. His zodiac sign is Leo, and he follows the Christian religion.
Kessler is the son of Chad Kessler and Andrea Kessler. Kessler showed interest in sports from an early age as his father and his uncle, Alec, were also basketball players for Georgia Bulldogs before retiring to become orthopedic surgeons.
For his education, Kessler attended Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia. Later, he attended North Carolina University until 2021 and left for Auburn University, where he plays basketball. Kessler also has a brother named Houston, who plays basketball at Georgia, and a sister named Lilly Kessler, who graduated from LSU as a beach volleyball player.
Walker Kessler Physical Measurements
Walker Kessler stands at an astounding 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 m/216 cm) and weighs around 111 kg (245 lbs). Unfortunately, information regarding his exact body measurements is still under review. However, from his pictures, we can see that Kessler has maintained an athletic body figure.
Walker Kessler Career
High School Highlights
Walker Kessler started basketball with his father, and in high school, he played for Woodward Academy. Kessler averaged 17.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5.2 blocks per game during the senior high school season. Ultimately, his team won their first Class 4A state title.
He was given The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year with his game performances and Mr. Georgia Basketball and Georgia Gatorade Player of the Year. In addition, Kessler was selected in the McDonald’s All-American and also competed for Game Elite on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit.
Before joining college, Kessler was offered to play for several colleges, including Duke, Michigan, Virginia, and Vanderbilt. However, the decision concluded with Kessler committing to North Carolina University on September 22, 2019.
Walker Kessler attended North Carolina University in 2020. He played for North Carolina in the ACC Tournament and scored 16 points, 12 rebounds, and eight blocks in a 101–59 win against Notre Dame.
The ACC Tournament concluded with Kessler setting a North Carolina freshman record and an ACC Tournament record for blocks in a game and averaged 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in his freshman season.
In 2021, Kessler left North Carolina and transferred to Auburn University, ultimately choosing the Tigers over Gonzaga. In a match against LSU the same season, he scored a triple-double of 16 points, a career-high 11 blocks, and ten rebounds.
Walker Kessler Love Life and Partner
On Kessler’s relationship status, he is currently in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Maggie Hellgeth. The relationship of these lovebirds has been going on for some time, with sources claiming the couple met in high school and started dating from then.
The couple is often seen posting several photos of each other on their respective socials. However, there is no information regarding the pair getting engaged or married.
Walker Kessler’s Net Worth
Walker Kessler is still in college, and college athletes are not paid in America. So far, Kessler has been living a decent life courtesy of his parents. However, since Kessler is not born for his games, his net worth is unavailable.
However, the athlete will undoubtedly be making decent money from playing in the NBA in the future.
Walker Kessler Social Media
Walker Kessler is an active social media user. He is available on Twitter as @WalkerKessler13 and @kidkessler on Instagram.
Kessler has accumulated 29.1 k followers on Instagram and 5,233 followers on Twitter. His Instagram account is also verified.