There’s one scholarship remaining for the Red Raiders. With the frontcourt and wing spots seemingly filled and loaded, the shooting guard spot is the ideal spot to make improvements at. I understand Elijah Fisher is listed at the shooting guard spot, but sources tell me that his true position is at the small forward. This doesn’t mean he wouldn’t have an impact this season, but what it does mean is that the shooting guard spot needs more help.
Kerwin Walton is the perfect player to add and complete the roster. He is coming off a season at North Carolina where he struggled to find a consistent role. In the 2020-2021 season, Walton averaged 8.2 points in 21 minutes per game. This after he was ranked a four-star prospect in the Class of 2020.
There are two other aspects of his game that are underrated. His shot creation is savvy, using pump fakes and dribble drives to get to the mid-range where he is incredibly effective. Walton is also an exceptionally gifted passer and averaged nearly two assists per game in his freshman season at North Carolina.
Walton is a great fit for this team. His 6’5″ frame is perfect for Mark Adams’ defense and he can also shoot the ball efficiently, averaging 38% from behind the arc for his career. Walton would easily fit in at the two spot and most likely provide depth and could even start some this season.