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Cartwright, Walker will not return for men’s basketball’s upcoming season
Senior guard Robert Cartwright (above) will not return to Stanford for his final year of eligibility. Cartwright has not announced where he will be transferring.

Cartwright, Walker will not return for men’s basketball’s upcoming season

Stanford men’s basketball’s senior guard Robert Cartwright and junior forward Cameron Walker will not return for the 2018-19 NCAA season.

Cartwright will grad transfer for his final year of eligibility, while Walker will remain at Stanford but will not play due to NCAA medical disqualification.

Cartwright was given a medical redshirt for his sophomore season after suffering a compound fracture in his right arm in a preseason practice.

In the three seasons Cartwright was able to play, he averaged 4.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. This past season, Cartwright set career highs in points (7.2 per game), rebounds (2.3 per game) and field goal shooting (38.2 percent).

Cartwright’s career high in points was set against Washington State in his junior year as he scored 21 points and dished seven assists in the victory.

Walker did not play his junior season due to his medical disqualification, but he saw action in 39 games during his first two years on the Farm.

With two scholarships spots now open, the Cardinal will have to fill those spots before the upcoming season. One spot will be filled by Iona Prep graduate and three-star guard Bryce Wills. The other remains unclaimed, so the Cardinal will need to hit the recruiting trails to round out the 2018 class.

“I want to thank Cam and Rob for their contributions to the Stanford men’s basketball program and wish them the very best as they move forward with their careers,” Stanford head coach Jerod Haase said. “Cam and Rob will always be a part of our Stanford family.”

Contact Jose Saldana at jsaldana ‘at’ stanford.edu.

  • Candid One

    Thanks for the heads-up, JS. Best wishes to Robert in his next gig; he was robbed of an entire season by a freak accident. Cameron seems to have fared even less fortunately; best wishes to Cam.

  • fiscallyresponsible

    I hope this fares well in landing super prospect Jordan Brown.

  • Candid One

    He seems to be borderline on academics for Stanford, so it can depend on how his senior classes work out; until recently, Cal was leading his short list. But he’s currently Stanford’s top target. If Reid Travis returns, Brown would benefit, otherwise he won’t make up for Travis’ loss his first year unless Haase upgrades his big-man coaching, which Stanford has lacked for several years. That aspect had looked promising when Mark Madsen was onboard for a year, before he jumped to coaching in the NBA.