Walker is a versatile, 6-foot-7 wing forward. He can handle the ball a bit and is a good passer as well. He’s not a great athlete but he’s not exactly immobile, either. He needs to get stronger and he needs to improve his perimeter shot, but Walker is a nice prospect.
Walker joins Marcus Sheffield, the No. 83 recruit int he country, in Johnny Dawkins’ 2015 recruiting class, giving Stanford a promising pair of wings pledged to the program.
INDIANAPOLIS — One player who has really improved this spring is California wing Cameron Walker. The 6-foot-7 Walker showed some promise last summer with the Compton Magic in helping the team win the 16U title at the Super 64 and now Walker is handling even more responsibilities this spring on the adidas Gauntlet.
The No. 50 player in the 2015 class according to Rivals.com, Walker has shown off a lot of versatile qualities this spring in playing multiple spots for the Magic. Walker averaged 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game on 48 percent shooting from the field and 33 percent shooting from three-point range in 16 games this spring.
“I think I’m playing alright. As a team we’re not doing too well but hopefully we pick it up. I just take a “next game” approach and try to stay focused on the next game we have,” Walker said to NBCSports.com
In the Indianapolis event, Walker even ran point for the Magic, as starting lead guard and SMU commit Sedrick Barefield was out of action for the weekend. Walker looked good running the point and showed an ability to at least be a secondary ball handler in college.
“We didn’t have Sedrick today so they kind of asked me to step in at point guard. That’s fine with me. I play it with my high school team, so I just stepped in and tried to do my job,” Walker said.
Although Walker looked strong handling the ball and distributing to teammates, he acknowledged that he’s probably more of a wing at the college level.
“I see myself as a two or a three. When you get to the college level a lot of guys are stronger and taller so probably a two or a three,” Walker said.
Walker’s improvement this spring is great news for his top eight. Walker narrowed his list recently and gave his top eight to NBCSports.com
“I just narrowed my list down to a top eight,” Walker said. “UCLA, Florida, Harvard, San Diego State, Stanford, Cal, Arizona State and Colorado are my top eight so those are the main schools coming after me right now.”
The process for Walker is still in the early stages when it comes to his top eight.
“I don’t have any visits yet. As July comes, I’ll narrow down my list and start taking visits in August,” Walker said. “I think by the end of July when I take my five official visits that will be my top five. And then hopefully then I’ll know or maybe I’ll commit. I’m going to sign in November so that’s the decision I’m (aiming) to make.”
One of the interesting storylines involving Walker’s recruitment is Cal recruiting him with new head coach Cuonzo Martin. Martin recently made a Sweet Sixteen with Tennessee but hasn’t been known as a major force in recruiting the West Coast.
“I have spoken to him a lot. Coach Martin calls me or texts me every day. When he was at Tennessee he never recruited me at all but since he’s been at Cal he’s been recruiting me,” Walker said. “He’s asked me how I’m doing, how’s school, how’s basketball and just to be aggressive and look to score more.”
Martin is one of many successful coaches recruiting Walker and he said that he has a few factors in mind when looking for a future college program.
“It’s going to come down to my relationship with all of the coaches. I have to have a great relationship with the head coach so it’s going to come down to that. Also a school that has a good academics and my overall fit with the school,” Walker said.
INDIANAPOLIS — Las Vegas native and class of 2015 big man Chase Jeter is a five-star prospect and the No. 17 player in the class according to Rivals.com but since he plays at Bishop Gorman with coveted top-5 prospect Stephen Zimmerman, there are times he can get overlooked in the national recruiting landscape.
That shouldn’t be the case, because Jeter can really play.
Standing 6-foot-10, Jeter has continually improved his game over the last year and has steadily gotten better as he’s gotten stronger. On Saturday at the adidas Gauntlet, Jeter unleashed a variety of moves for Dream Vision, one of the best programs on the adidas circuit.
Jeter dropped in a beautiful right-handed hook that appears to be a growing go-to move in the post and he’s improved his tenacity as a rebounder and shot blocker. Jeter snared rebounds in traffic away from other players and blocked shots with his off hand and also ran the floor and passed well out of the post like he usually does.
Duke has already received a visit from Jeter in March and schools from coast-to-coast are hoping the big man commits because he’s a potential difference-maker in the post.
Cameron Walker runs the point for Compton Magic: The Compton Magic are missing starting point guard Sedrick Barefield this weekend so the team decided to give the starting lead guard duties to 6-foot-7 wing Cameron Walker.
Playing all 32 minutes, Walker dropped in 36 points on 11-for-18 shooting (4-7 3PT, 10-15 FT) and also grabbed seven rebounds and dished our four assists. Walker also had four turnovers, but for a wing playing spot duty at the point, it wasn’t a bad outing at all.
Although he ran point on Saturday, Walker told NBCSports.com that he sees himself as more of a two or a three at the college level. Walker also said that he has a top eight of Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Florida, Harvard, San Diego State, Stanford and UCLA.
Jalen Adams continues strong start in adidas Gauntlet: Mass Rivals guard Jalen Adams is a volume shooter, but he’s quite effective at getting to the basket and either scoring or making plays for his teammates.
The explosive 6-foot-1 guard was at it again on Saturday as he poured in 31 points in a win over Ohio Basketball Club. Adams went 12-for-25 from the field and 2-for-10 the three-point line but he was nearly unguardable one-on-one when attacking the basket and Adams is a major problem in transition.
With the game well out of reach, Adams threw down a ferocious windmill and followed it up with a 360 dunk on the next possession to close out a strong performance.