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Jaykwon Walton will not be a part of Alabama males’s basketball group after arrest in Tuscaloosa

Transfer Jaykwon Walton won’t be joining the Alabama men’s basketball team anymore.Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said in a statement Monday that Alabama is “no longer recruiting Jaykwon Walton and he will not be a student-athlete at the University of Alabama.”Walton was arrested Saturday on Reed Street near the Strip in Tuscaloosa and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana.

Jaykwon Walton will not be a part of Alabama males’s basketball group after arrest in Tuscaloosa

Switch Jaykwon Walton will not be becoming a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team anymore.

Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats stated in a press release Monday that Alabama is “not recruiting Jaykwon Walton and he is not going to be a student-athlete on the College of Alabama.”

Walton was arrested Saturday on Reed Road close to the Strip in Tuscaloosa and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana. He was launched after posting a $500 bond.

Walton introduced in late March he can be transferring to the Crimson Tide.

The 6-foot-7, 206-pound junior averaged 13.9 factors, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 32.3 minutes per recreation this previous season with Wichita State.

Walton started his collegiate profession at Georgia, the place he performed seven video games in 2019-20 and two video games in 2020-21. Throughout the 2021-22 season, he joined Shelton State in Tuscaloosa. There, Walton averaged 12.9 factors, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals over 22 video games.

In highschool, he performed for George Washington Carver in Montgomery, the place he received an Alabama 6A state title his junior season and completed as runner-up his senior season. Walton started his highschool profession at Northside in Columbus, Georgia.

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With Walton not becoming a member of the group, Oats will doubtless flip to the switch portal to fill that scholarship spot. The roster for subsequent season continues to be being put collectively. What number of transfers are added will depend upon what number of gamers who declared for the draft find yourself returning to UA.


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