Former basketball player arrested on marijuana charges


Madeline Bell

Jaykwon Walton played for Wichita State during the 2022-2023 season. He committed to Alabama in March.

Former men’s basketball player Jaykwon Walton was arrested Saturday on second-degree possession of marijuana charges. He was released after posting a $500 bond.

Walton entered the NCAA transfer portal after the conclusion of Wichita State’s 2022-2023 season. He announced his commitment to the University of Alabama on March 28. 

He is no longer on the Crimson Tide’s team, according to the Alabama men’s basketball program.  

“Alabama is no longer recruiting Jaykwon Walton and he will not be a student-athlete at The University of Alabama,” Alabama head coach Nate Oats said via email to The Sunflower. 

According to AP, Tuscaloosa police said that Walton and a fellow passenger were arrested late Saturday night after multiple complaints about a large number of vehicles at apartment complexes near campus. Officers approached a vehicle and smelled marijuana.

Walton told police that a loaded firearm was in the car. Officers also found 29 grams of marijuana and a half rolled blunt.