Category: Insider! Written by Scott Burgess
Jontrell Walker from West Aurora is in the midst of a big time junior campaign. The 6’0” point guard is a plus scorer as he can really shoot it from behind the three point line especially when he is left open. He has a quick release. Walker is also pretty good off the bounce getting to the hoop and finishes well around the basket. The junior works well around screens both going to the hoop and finding teammates where he is a solid passer. Walker continues to become a better floor general each time I see him. The junior spoke about his season so far.
“I think I am doing pretty good. This is the year I am going to make my mark and impact. Let everybody know how truly good I am. This year I am averaging like 22 points and 4 assists per game. I am doing much better. I am carrying my team and being the leader. I feel the point guard should always be the leader. I think I am really making an impact this year.”
He has been focusing on a couple areas to sure up in his game.
“My overall shot and decision-making. Coach really wanted to make sure I didn’t have too many turnovers this year. Certain shot selection. I think I have really improved in those two areas.”
What is going on with recruiting?
“Tulsa is looking at me the biggest right now and also Rice. They are both in Conference USA and are looking at me the hardest. I have been receiving several letters from Marquette and Iowa. A lot of other schools DePaul, Lehigh, South Dakota, and North Dakota.”
Walker visited Tulsa and they are very interested in him.
“Tulsa has a very good head coach in Danny Manning. Their assistants all come from winning programs and are gym rats. They go hard every day. I watched one of their practices. They get on their players in practice, but in the game they are very confident in their players.”
Rice is another school Walker is talking to a lot.
“I like their coaches. They seem very humble and hardworking. They are in the gym every day. They seem they are really motivated to get their players better and team better.”