Posted On: 09/6/17 6:11 PM
Michigan’s 71st-ranked 2019, Bobby Walton recently made a big change with his career, and hopes it can unlock his potential on the hardwood.
A 6-foot combo-guard, Walton had been playing with Old Redford Academy until this season. But he’ll be spending this coming winter, his junior season, with Oak Park.
“I just wanted to test my leadership skills, and maximize my potential as a player,” said Walton. “And my goal this season is just being a great leader, a better teammate, and getting to The Breslin.”
He’ll bring a welcomed offensive punch to the Knights the next two seasons, and says he’s been working all spring and summer in preparation for the coming winter.
“I can score at all three levels, and also can make others around me better,” said Walton. “My strengths are shooting, dribbling and passing. And my weaknesses are my strengths, because I can always get better at what I’m already good at.”
He added” This summer I played with Detroit Phoenix Elite, and I think I played pretty well being the leader of the team.
Though the talented junior did not pick up any offers this past summer during his 16U campaign, some initial recruitment is starting to come in the form of camp invites.
“I haven’t gotten much recruiting, it’s just pretty much been colleges inviting me to their basketball camps,”said Walton.
“My recruitment goals is just getting strong interest from colleges, staying patient, and letting everything else take care of itself.”