Walton having solid spring

One of the top point guards in the Midwest in the 2013 class is proving to be Derrick Walton.

For Derrick Walton it has been a good start to his spring. The point guard from Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park Academy is playing well for the Michigan Mustangs, and numerous college coaches are really taking note of his ability.

At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Walton doesn't possess great size, but his feel for the game and ability to pass the ball are really impressive. Those two skills always stand out to college coaches, and also help teams win games.

"It was okay, we lost in the district finals," said Walton of his season. "Overall it was a good season but we could have done better."

According to Walton, he feels his game is built on getting others involved and playing defense.

"Mostly I want to get my shooters the ball first," said Walton of his style of play. "Scoring just comes in the flow of the game, and I also really like to lock up on defense."

When it comes to his recruitment, numerous schools are taking a big interest in Walton and have been by his school to check him out.

"It has been going good," said Walton. "I have been hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Connecticut, Xavier, Central Michigan, and that is mostly it."

It is still early in the recruiting process for Walton, and he isn't close to making any kind of decision, but he does know what factors are going to be important for him when it does come to select a school.

"I am looking for a good relationship with the coach and distance from home is also important," Walton explained. "I want to be able to see my family at games and things like that."

For now his recruiting is just in the beginning stages, but having a good spring is definitely helping, and Walton is someone who is bound to see his stock rise shortly.

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