Michigan basketball adds another top 100 recruit for 2013, point guard Derrick Walton
The Michigan basketball program has reportedly landed its second top 100 recruit for the class of 2013 in as many days.
Point guard Derrick Walton, a rising junior at Chandler Park Academy in Harper Woods, announced his non-binding verbal commitment Monday, one day after 6-foot-6 wing Zak Irvin informed coach John Beilein he'd become a Wolverine.
Irvin and Walton join fellow 2013 recruits Austin Hatch, a 6-6 shooting guard from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mark Donnal, a 6-9 forward from Whitehouse, Ohio. Both accepted scholarships on June 13 -- the first day Beilein and his staff offered them to 2013 prospects.
UMHoops.com's Dylan Burkhardt observed Walton at the King James Classic in April and reported that "Walton played a tremendous floor game. He is extremely quick but does a great job of playing under control. He’s a pass-first guard that thrived pushing the ball in transition but also found his teammates in the half court offense."