Junior college prospect Jaykwon Walton commits to WSU

Courtesy of Jaykwon Walton

Jaykwon Walton became the latest player to transfer to Wichita State on Thursday morning, announcing his commitment on social media. Walton is now the eighth player to commit to WSU this offseason and the first from the junior college level.

“An experienced guy who can help us out at multiple positions because of his size, skill and athleticism,” Head Coach Isaac Brown said in a release. “He’s an unselfish player with excellent court vision, and he has the tools to be a big-time defender.”

Walton is a former four-star recruit out of high school and played his first two seasons of college at Georgia. There, Walton saw limited playing time and scored a combined 17 across the two seasons. Walton then opted to transfer to Shelton State Community College and averaged 12.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game this past season.

Walton had previously committed to Mississippi State, but de-committed after the Bulldogs fired their head coach, Ben Howland. Walton was also ranked as the No. 1 junior college recruit by 247 Sports earlier this season.

Walton’s commitment gives WSU one scholarship remaining for the 2022-23 season. It is likely the Shockers target a point guard to round out the roster, as the Craig Porter Jr. is the lone player at that position currently.