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Posted On: 10/6/16 11:34 AM
Most classes seem to have a player that slides under the radar for most of their high school career, then breaks out into a star. The 2018 Oklahoma Class has a player who has been unknown for far to long. Derrick Walter Jr. is a 6’5 Wing with a smooth jumper.
Walter projects to the Division I level with his height, wingspan, skill level and ability to put the ball through the basket in all three phases of the game. Through Walter’s basketball career he has always been able to hit the jump shot consistently. As of late Walter is starting to put things together on the offensive end, adding the drive to the bucket.
Walter is set for a big junior season at Midwest City. One year ago the Bombers came up just a game short of the state tournament in Class 6A. This year Midwest returns with four players in the 2018 Class that have started or played significant minutes since their freshmen year. Walter was one of the four players that were called upon to play big roles as freshmen at Midwest City. The experience Walter brings to the table as just a junior is rare. All things point towards Walter having a breakout junior year at Midwest City.
Walter has lots of upside to his game. On Sunday at the Prep Hoops Top 250 EXPO Walter found his shooting stroke.
He has learned to be more than just a shooter and made several strong drives to the cup. Low to Mid Major programs should keep an eye on Walter. He just might end up being the steal in the Oklahoma 2018 Class.
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