After a long time of evaluating his college future, AZ Compass Prep's leading scorer from the high school season, 6-foot-3 senior guard Dwayne Walker, has now made his college decision. After failing to qualify academically for the division-I ranks, Walker has decided to go the junior college route.
Recently, Walker gave a big decision, as he elected to sign with one of the nation's elite junior college programs, Chipola Junior College (FL). Chipola has won numerous national championships over the years and has been widely recognized among the top producers of division-I talent over the years. Walker was contacted by numerous junior college programs throughout the year, but decided between two of the nation's elite-level junior college programs in the end, Chipola JC and College of Southern Idaho JC (CSI).
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. Walker attended Juneau High School (WI) as a junior, where he ranked among the elite prospects in the area. As a junior, Walker also averaged terrific numbers - 27 points and 11 rebounds per/game.
Walker received serious interest this season 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.
After a two-year stint at Chipola JC, Walker should almost have his pick of college programs, as he is a very gifted prospect, on both ends of the floor.
Congratulations to Walker and his family, as well as the AZ Compass Prep coaching staff on this tremendous accomplishment.
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 potential, Walker will need to prove that he can play the point guard position consistently, and make players around him better in game situations.