Walton showing improvement

Four-star guard K.J. Walton continues to show improvement, and is ready for a solid junior season.

Four-star shooting guard K.J. Walton is ready for a big junior season. The Brownsburg (Ind.) native had an excellent summer on the AAU circuit, and now he looks improved heading into the year.

At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Walton is the type of big physical guard who should benefit from a greater enforcement of hand checking rules in college basketball. With that Walton is trying to be a more complete player.

"I want to get a state championship, that is the main goal," said Walton. "Individually I just want to get better, work hard, and become a better leader."

He continued, "Last year defenses took a lot of charges against me and played off of me, so I have worked on my shot consistently so I can be a threat from the outside, and it is helping out."

College wise numerous schools are coming by Brownsburg to see Walton, and so far most have been impressed.

"Butler, Indiana, Clemson, Xavier, and St. Louis have been by to see me," said Walton. "Also there have been a few other schools."

On Tuesday evening Walton stopped by Butler, and the Bulldogs continue to show Walton a ton of attention.

"They obviously have a great facility and a great program," said Walton. "They have a new coach, and I have a close relationship with him. I know they will have a good year because they are always a great program."

He continued, "Last year with Coach (Ron) Nored we actually ran their stuff on offense, and it worked well for us, so I like that system and I think they have great players."

On Friday, Walton plans to visit Xavier for their Musketeer Madness festivities, and he says he is very comfortable with the school and program.

"I like how all of their classes are close together and they have a program that fits my style," said Walton of the Musketeers. "They like to get up and down and they have a system that works well for guards."

Indiana is beginning to pick up the interest in Walton. Though nothing is set up, Walton is hoping to make a visit to Bloomington soon. So far he says the coaches at Indiana are just looking for a little bit more improvement to his game.

"They are telling me to keep working and they want to see consistency," said Walton of the Hoosiers. "We are staying in contact and I like Indiana."

For now Walton is content to take things slow in the process and plans to gain as much information as he can on all of the schools recruiting him.


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