Major interest in Walton

Four-star K.J. Walton continues to pick up major interest from colleges.

Class of 2015 guard K.J. Walton of Brownsburg (Ind.) High School is one of the strongest and most physical drivers in the country. Someone who prides himself on breaking down defenses and getting to the foul line, Walton now has some of the top schools in the area recruiting him.

It was a big weekend for Walton. Not since Brownsburg featured players such as Butler star Gordon Hayward and Miami-Ohio standout Julian Mavunga had they gone past sectionals in the IHSAA state tournament, but Walton and his teammates accomplished just that.

"It means a lot because it is my first time ever getting out of sectionals," said Walton. "It is great because with Brownsburg we haven't been there since 2008, and you can see in the gym that everybody has more energy. I am just excited for the next step."

Also Walton picked up his first Big Ten offer, this one coming from Minnesota.

"It was good to get that offer," said Walton. "Minnesota is a good Big Ten school. Now I need to learn more about them and more about the Big Ten. I am very happy about the offer and can't wait to learn more about Minnesota."

Along with the Gophers, several other top programs around the area are beginning to turn up the heat on Walton.

"Michigan State has been out, Iowa, Indiana, Xavier, Butler, those are the main ones so far that have been talking to me," said Walton. "I would say recently that Michigan State is talking to me the most."

When asked about the Spartans, Walton said, "They have just been saying that they have been watching me since the eighth grade and they love how I have improved my game. It is great to hear from them because they are a great school with a great coach. To hear from them tells me that I am actually doing something with my game."

For now Walton is in no hurry to make his choice, and is focused on finishing out the high school season strong as well as having a good spring and summer on the AAU circuit with Grassroots Indiana.

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