Derrick Walton will try to follow standards set by Trey Burke, Darius Morris

November 16, 2012 in Division I, High School

By Patrick Hayes

Joe Stapleton of has a great feature on Derrick Walton, a class of 2013 recruit from Harper Woods Chandler Park who will play point guard for Michigan next season. Among the topics they discussed was Walton’s excitement to continue a recent tradition of great point guard play at Michigan, following successful careers of Darius Morris and Trey Burke:

“It’s exciting to know that I’ll possibly be the third,” Walton said. “It’s big shoes, but I think I can handle it.”

Walton appears to have all the tools to follow a daunting point guard legacy. He has great vision and is Iverson-esque in the way he relentlessly attacks the basket. For his part, Walton is excited to begin his journey with Michigan after his senior year.

“I know for a fact I’m going to come in and work as hard as possible so I can be successful early in my career,” Walton said.

The whole story is worth a read and includes interesting thoughts on Michigan’s connection to Detroit and why Walton committed to Michigan so early in the process.

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