The 6-foot point Hall is among the hottest prospects on the AAU circuit this summer. A.J. led his AAU team, the Arkansas Wings, deep in to several tournaments, playing very well in the process. "I think I played pretty well. Me and my team, we won four big tournaments and we got to the final four in four big tournaments," said Walton.
Making it deep into a tournament allows for a lot of exposure, and Walton took advantage of that exposure with his play. That exposure got him attention from several quality programs including Kentucky. Currently Walton is listing four schools that he's interested in. "Right now it's Kentucky, Marquette, Baylor and Arkansas. Those are the ones recruiting me hardest," said Walton. "They are pretty much all even."
Walton has visited his four leaders unofficially. He's also been to Okalahoma and Colorado.
Kentucky is holding another Elite Camp this week, where prospects can camp and visit the school unofficially, but Walton won't be a part of that. "No, I'm not going to that. I'm trying to make a visit sometime this fall. Whenever me and the coaches have open time," he said.
During his junior year, A.J. averaged 12.6 points per game, along with 7.7 assists and 3.8 steals, leading Hall High School to the state championship. He also picked up the "Mr. Basketball" award in Arkansas. While scoring numbers are modest, Walton's game is mostly that of a distributor. "I like to get my team involved. I'm a true point guard," said Walton.
Walton doesn't have an exact time that he wants to make his decision, but he does have an idea about what he wants to do. "I was thinking about making my decision at the end of the summer, when school starts. But now I'm not sure. I'll probably wait until basketball season starts," said Walton.
The three-star point guard does have an idea about what he wants in the school that he chooses. "I want to go where I can get the best education. I want to go where I can get on the floor my freshman year, even if I'm not starting. I just want to get on the floor," said Walton.