Alabama basketball adds transfer Jaykwon Walton
By WVUA-23 Sports Reporter Molly Harrold
Former Wichita State forward Jaykwon Walton is transferring to Alabama in hopes of becoming a key asset to the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team.
Walton was a top recruit at G.W. Carver High School in Montgomery. He was a Top 100 recruit in high school as the No. 2 player in Alabama during the 2019 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports Composite. While Alabama offered Walton a scholarship, instead signed with Georgia.
During his freshman season, he appeared in seven games despite fighting through injuries and illness.
Walton spent two seasons at Georgia before transferring back to Alabama with Shelton State Community College in 2021. In one season with the Buccaneers, he averaged 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.1 3-pointers per game.
Walton initially committed to Mississippi State but a coaching change gave him a change of heart. When MSU let go of head coach Ben Howland, Walton chose to go to Wichita State.
The 6-foot-7, 206-pound junior is hard to miss on the court. In 28 games and 27 starts last season for WSU, Walton averaged 13.9 points per game.