Walton off to good start

Things have started off well for K.J. Walton who is showing a complete offensive game.

For the third time in three years, K.J. Walton is playing for a different head coach at Brownsburg (Ind.) High School. The four-star guard however seems to have made a smooth transition, and he is off to an excellent start to his junior season.

At 6-foot-3 and roughly 180 pounds, Walton is a physical and athletic driver going to the rim. Some improved shooting and better focus also has Walton playing well in the season's early going.

"We should have beaten Carmel I think, and that was a tough loss, but we are playing well as a team. We have a lot of good players, and we are just getting things done," said Walton.

He continued about his year, "I am trying to show more consistency in my defense and my jump shot. I just want to be a consistent winner."

Recruiting wise Walton has held an offer from Xavier for a while and interest has been coming in from Butler, Clemson, Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, and Vanderbilt.

Now Walton says that a new Big Ten school has begun to jump in the mix.

"Iowa came in, they are the newest school," said Walton. "I've been talking to Coach (Sherman) Dillard. They came to my open gym and liked the way I played, and they want me to come down to campus. It is a real good school, and I hope to go for a visit soon and go from there."

The Musketeers were Walton's first offer, and he says that Xavier remains high on his list.

"They were my first offer so I will definitely remember them always," noted Walton of Xavier. "They have a great team with great guards. They are guard oriented so they are definitely a school I like."

Butler is located only about 20 minutes from Walton's house, and he says that the Bulldogs have shown how good they are in recent years continuing to this season with Brandon Miller at the helm.

"They are real good," said Walton of Butler. "Ever since Coach (Brad) Stevens has been there no matter how much talent they have, they always find a way to win games. That says a lot about their team and their coaches, that's a big deal."

Like Xavier, Purdue was in the stands watching Walton on Friday night, and he says the Boilermakers remain in constant contact.

"I talk to Purdue a lot," said Walton. "I'm not sure about an offer. I know they want to get me down for a game, and I am sure they will watch practices and games and go from there."

When asked who he is talking with the most, Walton said, "I would say Xavier and Butler, really Butler I would say I talk to them the most."

Currently Walton is viewed as the No. 71 prospect in the class of 2015.

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