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Posted On: 09/12/18 4:11 PM
Madisonville-North Hopkins is home to two of the more talented Juniors in the state of Kentucky and big man Brytton Walker has potential to be on of the top freshmen in the state too. Going up against Junior Ksuan Casey is only going to help Brytton Walker’s development over the next two seasons. Walker is one of the biggest freshmen that Kentucky has seen in the past several years. He describes himself and his game, “I’m blessed with a 14 year-old frame that is 6 foot 8, 240 pounds and light on my feet. With my size, low post position and establishing dominance is the upmost play for me. Finishing with both hands was learned early for me as well.” Brytton lists his strengths as “team play, basketball IQ, shooting, free throws and rebounding.” The big freshman also acknowledges that he has plenty to work on to improve his game, “I need to continue to grow as a player. I am not satisfied with average. I need to constantly work on my all-around game and most importantly ball handling skills, conditioning, and max vertical.”
In the spring and summer, Walker played for several AAU programs. Over the course of the AAU season, Walker played for Madisonville Elite, Team F.O.E. from Illinois, WACG from Nashville and Capital City Teamwork 17u out of Illinois. Brytton was able to experience success with each team. The big fella said that he was “able to play every aspect on the court and learn from several coaches.Running different offenses and the ability to use my shooting to space the floor will translate well to the high school basketball season.” Heading into his freshman year for the Maroons, Brytton is hoping to be able to see the floor this season, “I just want to play and be able to help my team in anyway possible. I have a great coaching staff, veteran players, supporting school and I’m willing to be utilized for at any position to help my team achieve its goals.”
Along with his desire to see the floor for the varsity, Brytton just wants to keep getting better. “Individually, I want to continue improving on my game as a whole, while concentrating on my vertical and endurance. I would love to back up Ksuan Casey as varsity center and learn as much as I can.” Madisonville-North Hopkins should be mentioned among the best teams in western Kentucky and may actually have pressure to compete for a second region championship this season. Walker wants to be part of any potential successes, “I want to play team basketball as a Madisonville North Hopkins Maroon while winning any games possible and learning from any losses.” It’s early and we’re a ways away from making Class of 2022 rankings but Brytton Walker has the potential to be the best college prospect in the class. Already 6’8 and only going to get bigger, Walker compares favorably to former Covington Catholic center Jake Walter. Look for Brytton to start establishing himself as a known commodity in Kentucky basketball over the next 4 years.