With the spring evaluation and recruiting period now upon us, one of the top overall available unsigned prospects in Arizona's 2018 class is Arizona Compass 6-foot-3 senior guard Dwayne Walker. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where put up big numbers as a junior, Walker averaged 27 points per/game for a very talented AZ Compass Prep program this high school season.
Walker had a big season for AZ Compass, which included a huge 40-point performance against a loaded and terrific Findlay Prep (NV) team in Compass' second game of the high school season.
Walker moved to the state this high school season to improve his exposure to college coaches and develop as a player, while playing for AZ Compass Prep. Walker attended Juneau High School (WI) last high school season, where he ranked among the elite prospects in the area. As a junior last season, Walker averaged terrific numbers - 27 points and 11 rebounds per/game.
Walker will be one of the most sought after remaining unsigned prospects this spring. Currently, Walker possesses an offer for himself from Grambling State, and has received serious interest thus far from such college programs as UNLV, New Mexico, Drexel, New Mexico State, Cal State Northridge, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and Portland State, and many others.
Many schools have inquired about Walker throughout the high school season, so his college recruitment should really pick up for him this spring. Most college programs are simply waiting for him to receive a test score, which would make him an academic qualifier for NCAA standards. Walker is very close to receiving a passing test score, so it will be exciting to watch his recruitment unfold when he does.
I will continue to follow Walker's recruitment closely this spring, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Walker is a left-handed shooting guard prospect with combo-guard capabilities. He has a nice, pure shooting stroke with a quick release that allows him to get his shot off quite well, while also being able to put the ball on the deck and make plays at a high level for himself towards the basket. He has unlimited range on his shot - a big-time scorer of the basketball. He is a strong finisher at the rim and has very good athleticism for himself - a very good attribute for a combo-guard prospect. Walker is a good ball handler and passer, but he is at his best scoring the basketball, which he does at a high rate. He is a strong rebounder for his size, which suits him nicely. He is also a capable lock-down defender and has excellent lateral quickness, while also being able to play passing lanes quite well. He is strong in the open floor where he thrives, and is a good slasher as well in the half court set. To maximize his college recruitment, Walker will need to prove that he can play the point guard position consistently, and make players around him better in game situations.