Walker talks recent visit, future plans

One of three visits is out of the way for C.J. Walker this month with at least two more to come in the fall.

The first of three June visits took place this past weekend for Indianapolis (Ind.) Tech standout C.J. Walker. The tough and productive point guard made an unofficial visit to Xavier and came away impressed, but many more visits are on the horizon.

“I got to talk with Coach (Chris) Mack a lot this time,” said Walker of his visit. “I had a chance to talk really deep with him about if I do go there, what my role would be as a freshman. Everything from the depth chart, how I would play, who is going to be there, how many minutes and stuff like that.”

He continued, “He broke it down to me, showed me the depth chart, told me how I would fit in, and how many minutes I would be likely to play. Also he told me how they play and how my game fits in, so the visit was great.”

While this wasn’t Walker’s first time on the Xavier campus, it was his first time seeing everything the school had to offer, and he liked what he saw.

“It is a great campus,” explained Walker. “It is a great school with small classes, and that is something that I look for. It was pretty good to see that. Also it is a basketball school, no football, so that is a good thing and I liked the whole atmosphere.”

Up next for Walker are official visits to Florida State and Butler. According to Walker those will be the only visits he takes before going back out on the AAU circuit in July.

“I will probably take more visits in August,” said Walker. “I am at Florida State for a few days, and then I have camps, and then I go to Butler, so June is pretty much taken up. I definitely want to see Wichita State and Illinois in August.”

A player that Walker admires is Wichita State point guard Fred Van Vleet, and that appeals to him about the school as well as other factors.

“Wichita State has a great coaching staff,” said Walker of the Shockers. “I stay in contact with them all the time. I just want to see the campus out there and get to see the place and meet the players.”

Illinois has made it their mission to get a point guard in the 2016 class, and Walker sees a bright future for the program.

“Illinois has a great program,” said Walker. “They are bringing in a good 2015 class with Jalen (Coleman-Lands) so they should be good this year. I just want to get up there see the campus, meet the players, and stuff like that.”

For the No. 100 rated player in the country, he says not to expect a decision until the fall after he has had a chance to make his visits and compare the schools on his list.

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