Mississippi State lands basketball commitment from former Georgia guard
Jaykwon Walton is coming back to the SEC.
After beginning his college basketball career at Georgia, Walton opted to transfer last December, leaving for Shelton State Community College (Ala.). But that was only a short-term move.
On Tuesday, Walton announced that he has committed to Mississippi State, becoming the first member of the Bulldogs’ 2022 class. The 6-foot-6 guard received an offer from Mississippi State to come play for head coach Ben Howland in July.
Walton didn’t play much during his time at Georgia. As a true freshman in 2019-20, he appeared in 7 games, averaging 1.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 5.4 minutes per contest. He played in only 2 games during the 2020-21 season before decided to transfer.
After playing at George Washington Carver High School in Montgomery, Ala., Walton was a 4-star recruit per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He was committed to Mississippi State in August 2018, but only for 2 days before he opted to de-commit and explore other options, which led him to Georgia.
This time, Walton appears to actually be heading to Mississippi State, which he announced via Twitter:
— Jaykwon Walton (@WaltonJaykwon) September 14, 2021