In advance of tonight's game, Bill Walton talks life with UA students

2013-02-06T11:56:00Z 2013-02-06T13:14:34Z In advance of tonight's game, Bill Walton talks life with UA studentsPatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 06, 2013 11:56 am  • 

With his signature tour bus pulled up to the UA campus, former UCLA star and current Pac-12 television analyst Bill Walton expounded on everything from basketball to war to Bob Dylan during a 75-minute Q&A with students today.

Walton, who is calling tonight's Arizona Wildcats-Stanford Cardinal game at McKale Center, made the latest stop in a nine-school tour of Pac-12 campuses.

Walton introduced himself as "Luke's dad" — his son starred at the UA — and used his signature free-form style to recommend albums, quote songs and tell part of his life story.

He said that "the basis of all sports is surfing." He recommended Neil Young's latest album, "Psychedelic Pill," and quoted one of its songs from memory.

Walton also told the story about the inscription John Wooden gave him on his graduation day: "It's the things you know after you know it all, that count."

The former center touched on tonight's basketball game, saying that the Arizona Wildcats need to find a "creative, diversified offense."

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