Kerwin Walton's one of Purdue's top perimeter targets for 2020
Walton made junior-year official visits to Baylor and Purdue, visiting West Lafayette for the Boilermakers' win over Indiana in January.
"They fit my playing style," he said. "They like to shoot threes and they've got some solid bigs. They like to defend and move the ball, and I like how they've used their guards, shooting off the run. They've been a good three-point shooting team."
The 6-foot-5 Walton is just that himself, considered an outstanding jump-shooter. He averaged roughly 17 points for Hopkins, playing alongside McDonald's All-American Zeke Nnaji, who Purdue pursued heavily for the 2019 class. When Hopkins beat Lakeville North for the state's 4A title, Walton scored a team-best 17.
The product of a premier high school program and highly successful grassroots program, Walton's won a lot during his high school career to this point.
"I think it shows I know how to battle through adversity and that I want to help lead this team to where we want to be," Walton said of his upcoming spring and summer with the D1 Minnesota program. "I think I know more about what it takes to get there and win it all, and that's my main focus."