Report: Georgia guard, former top recruit enters NCAA transfer portal
When Jaykwon Walton was a high school recruit, he was among the best in the country. So, it was a huge get for Georgia when it landed him in its 2019 recruiting class.
However, 17 months after Walton enrolled at the school, it appears he may be leaving it. On Thursday, AL.com’s Matt Zenitz reported that the sophomore guard has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Walton was the No. 83 overall recruit in the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, coming out of George W. Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala. He committed to the Bulldogs in August 2018, before enrolling nearly a year later.
In 2019-20, Walton played in only seven games while missing time due to illness and injury. He averaged 2.1 points and 5.4 minutes per contest in that limited action.
This season, Walton has appeared in each of Georgia’s first two games. However, he’s only played 15 total minutes, scoring two points on a pair of free throws, which both came in a win over North Georgia on Wednesday.
If Walton ends up leaving the Bulldogs, it will be interesting to see if he lives up to his potential with a fresh start at a new school.