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Kerwin Walton signs with Red Raiders after two seasons at UNC

Kerwin Walton signs with Red Raiders after two seasons at UNC
Kerwin Walton signs with Red Raiders after two seasons at UNC(Texas Tech Men's Basketball)
Published: Jun. 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Texas Tech head coach Mark Adams has officially announced the signing of Kerwin Walton to a financial aid agreement. A 6-foot-5 guard, Walton transfers from North Carolina with three seasons of eligibility remaining.

A Hopkins, Minnesota native who played two seasons for the Tar Heels, Walton is the ninth signee of the class and the sixth from the transfer portal. Walton made 81 3-pointers during his time in Chapel Hill at a 39.9 percentage. He played in 60 games and is averaging 5.7 points and 1.1 assists per game in his collegiate career.

Walton led UNC with 58 3-pointers during his freshman season where he started 20 of 29 games played and averaged 8.2 points per game. He shot 42.0 percent on 3s during that season which established a new program record for a freshman. Walton, who earned Academic All-ACC honors, scored a career-high 19 points in a home game against Louisville where he was 5 of 7 on 3-pointers and 7-for-10 from the field. His freshman season saw him score in double figures in 11 games and drain three or more 3s in 12 games.

As a sophomore, Walton played in 31 games for the Tar Heels with one start. He had a season-high 14 points in the team’s win at College of Charleston where he was 4-for-6 on 3-pointers. He had five games last season with two or more 3s, including going off for 11 points against Pittsburgh with a 3-for-4 shooting performance from distance in 18 minutes of action.

Walton helped to lead Hopkins High School to a state championship during his senior season where he averaged 26 points and 11 rebounds. He earned All-Metro First Team honors from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Walton was a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports coming out of high school where he was offered by elite programs throughout the nation.

Texas Tech 2022-23 Signees Kerwin Walton (Junior, Guard, 6-5) Hopkins, Minnesota | Hopkins HS | North Carolina

Elijah Fisher (Freshman, Guard, 6-7) Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Crestwood Prep

Fardaws Aimaq (Senior, Center, 6-11)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Steveston-London Secondary | Utah Valley

De’Vion Harmon (Senior, Guard, 6-2) Denton, Texas | Denton Guyer HS | Oregon D’Maurian Williams (Junior, Guard, 6-5) Phoenix, Arizona | Westview HS | Gardner-Webb University Jaylon Tyson (Freshman, Guard, 6-6) Plano, Texas | John Paul II HS | University of Texas Richard Isaacs (Freshman, Guard, 6-2) Las Vegas, Nevada | Coronado HS Robert Jennings (Freshman, Forward, 6-7) Desoto, Texas | Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes Lamar Washington (Freshman, Guard, 6-4) Portland, Oregon | Arizona Compass Prep

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