Michigan’s senior point guard has gone from good to great in a matter of seven games. Tyler Fenwick and Derek Devine discuss the sudden rise of Derrick Walton and what it means as the Wolverines look to make an NCAA Tournament appearance.
After Michigan got roasted on the road at Illinois, Derrick Walton called a players only meeting. He’s been balling out since, carrying the Wolverines on his back with his outstanding play on both sides of the ball. In his last seven games, he’s averaging 19.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
In his most recent outing, he joined Gary Grant and Jalen Rose in Michigan’s 1,000 point, 400 rebound and 400 assist club, and is now just seven rebounds shy of becoming the first Wolverine with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists.
Walton put up 20 points in Michigan’s rout over Michigan State, and even Tom Izzo had something nice to say:
Tom Izzo after 29 point loss last night to Michigan, talking about U of Michigan senior Derrick Walton, Jr
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Folks, this is now Derrick Walton’s team. Let’s hope he leads the Wolverines to the NCAA Tournament.