Michigan basketball commit Derrick Walton Jr. to play for United States team in German event
Future Michigan basketball point guard Derrick Walton Jr. is headed overseas to represent his country.
Walton, a 2013 Wolverine recruit, will play in the 2012 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany next month.
Walton's father, Derrick Sr., confirmed the news to AnnArbor.com.
The event, which features youth players from 16 countries, runs April 7-14.
Joining Walton on the USA team are other recruits for the 2013 class. Players included are Kentucky commit Derek Willis and four-star forward Austin Nichols.
A four-star point guard and standout at Harper Woods' Chandler Park Academy, Walton is currently rated as the 87th-best player in the 2013 class.
This past season, Walton averaged 26.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, seven assists and 7.3 steals per game, according to MaxPreps.com.
Walton currently is joined by fellow Michigan commits Zak Irvin (No. 54) and Mark Donnal (No. 124) in Rivals.com's Top 150 for 2013. Fellow verbal Austin Hatch is not ranked inside the top 150, but is categorized as a three-star prospect.
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