COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M men’s basketball team has announced the addition of John Walker III to the Aggies’ incoming 2017 signing class.
“I am glad to add John to our program,” Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said. “His length and skill level make him a good offensive player. His ability to score is something you can't teach. As he matures and gets stronger he will impact our team.”
Walker, a 6-foot-9 forward, played his prep career at Fort Bend Marshall High School in Missouri, Texas, where he starred for head coach Gary Nichols and helped lead the Buffaloes to a runner-up showing during their first trip to the UIL State Championship Tournament this past season. He was named as the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A Player of the Year after averaging 16 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks as a senior. In addition to all-state accolades, he was also named as both an all-region and all-district performer.
Regarded as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports, Rivals and Scout, Walker is described as an athletic player that possesses impressive length and has the ability to shoot from the outside as well as score in transition. During play on the adidas Gauntlet circuit, Walker turned heads as a member of Texas PRO.
Walker joins a nationally-ranked signing class to Aggieland that 247 Sports regards as the 14th best in the country. Additionally, the Maroon & White will be boosted on the court by the addition of graduate transfer Duane Wilson, a guard who comes to A&M after playing 95 games over the previous three seasons at Marquette. Texas A&M has also announced the addition of forward Josh Nebo previously of Saint Francis University [PA], but Nebo will sit out the upcoming 2017-18 campaign per NCAA transfer rules.