Walton continues process
Unsigned senior K.J. Walton from Brownsburg (Ind.) is one of the truly premier scorers left on the board in the 2015 class. So far Walton has had a tremendous senior season and has his team primed for a run in the playoffs. “My focus is on taking things one game at a home,” said Walton as his team is set to start the playoffs. “We as a team won’t take anybody lightly, and we are expecting to win it all. That has been our goal since we were freshmen.” The 6-foot-3 and 190 pound guard has good athleticism, tremendous power going to the rim, and has improved as a shooter. However it is something else that Walton feels has been his greatest area of improvement this year. "I have gotten better with my motor and my effort," said Walton. "It is something now I am consistent with and I think that has been my biggest improvement." Recruiting wise things remain steady for Walton. Colleges are coming in and evaluating, and continuing to stay in close contact. “I have been hearing from Cincinnati, Xavier, Minnesota, Marquette, Missouri, Creighton, and Georgia Tech have been the main ones right now,” listed Walton. Cincinnati has been especially active in evaluating Walton this year. “They have seen me a few times and I have a good relationship with Coach (Antwon) Jackson,” explained Walton. “They tell me to keep working hard and that they will see how everything plays out.” Also Xavier has been involved for a while and continues to be a factor in the recruitment. “My conversations with Xavier have been good,” noted Walton. “They have been on me for a while and they really like me. They are waiting until after my season and see where everything goes.” For now though Walton says he is locked in on his team, and doesn’t think any visits will come until the end of the season. “I will probably play out the season and take some visits after that,” said Walton. Currently Walton is considered the No. 30 shooting guard and the No. 98 player overall in the class of 2015.
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