Interest growing in Walton

Recruiting interest continues to grow in four-star shooting guard K.J. Walton.

Four-star shooting guard K.J. Walton is ready for a big spring with Grassroots Indiana on the Under Armour circuit. The Brownsburg (Ind.) standout had a very solid high school season, and now the 6-foot-3 shooting guard is ready to emerge on a more national scale.

"It was good," said Walton of the high school year. "We went 21-3 and got to regionals which hadn't been done in a while. I think we played really well, but overall we came up short of our goal."

He continued, "I think I played good, but not great. I wanted to play better at times, but I think it was an improvement from my sophomore year and I am looking to keep improving every time out on the court."

Recruiting wise more and more high major schools are beginning to take notice of Walton.

"I have been hearing a lot from Cincinnati, Xavier, Butler, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa State, and Michigan State the most right now."

Indiana is yet to offer Walton a scholarship, but the Hoosiers have been continually showing more interest in him as the year as gone along.

"They are going to keep watching me and I know they are going to recruit me hard," said Walton. "I text with Coach (Tom) Crean a lot, and we will see how it develops."

Recently the University of Cincinnati also came to check in on Walton and was very impressed, and since then the Bearcats have really stepped up their pursuit of him.

"Their coach was just telling me about the program, the players they have had there, and how I fit in," said Walton. "It seems like a good school."

The Xavier Musketeers were the first school to offer Walton, and since then he has remained in close contact with the Big East school.

"I talk to Coach (Travis) Steele pretty much every day," said Walton. "I like them a lot. They have a lot of great guards and Trevon (Bluiett) is going there. I think it is a great school."

For now Walton is focused on having a big spring and summer as well as his grades, but he does know what he will be looking for in a program going forward.

"I am just looking for how I fit in with the players and the coaches," said Walton. "When I go to that school it is going to be like a family and I will be around them every day so I have to fit in. Also I am looking for how each school uses their guards and what my role would be."

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