“Was taught to be a winner but learned more from my failures.”
–Derrick Walton Jr.
Derrick Walton Jr. is a professional basketball player born in Detroit, Michigan, who plays for Atlanta Hawks. He plays as a point guard. He was drafted by Miami Heat but was traded to Sioux Falls Skyforce then to Zalgiris, Alba Berlin, Los Angeles Clippers, Agua Caliente Clippers, the Michigan Wolverines and now is in Atlanta.
He has won awards including MVP of Big Ten Tournament, Gatorade player of the year in Michigan and few others.
Derrick Walton Jr Family
Derrick Jr. is a proud son of Derrick Walton Sr. and Angela Walton. Walton Sr. was a sergeant in the Army, but later he started coaching. He became head coach at Chandler Park Academy when his son studied thereafter heart attack death of the previous coach there. Derrick Jr. is the only son of his parents.
Reportedly, Derrick Jr. was in relation earlier but now he is single. He put his lips locked talking about his love relationships and dating. He is focused on his career in the NBA.
Derrick Walton Jr Education
Derrick studied at Saginaw High School and then he joined Chandler Park Academy when he was offered a scholarship there. He has not got higher education and made his path towards basketball after college.
Derrick Walton Jr Career
In Derrick’s college days, he played for Wolverines and helped his team to reach the championship game in NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Early three-years of his career as junior, Derrick was confused finding his identity and his performance was also not up-to-the-mark.
He was struggling until his fourth year ended averaging 8 points each game being a point guard. But he tried hard and gave his best and led his team to the NCAA Tournament when his fellow junior and also senior suffered from an injury.
His performance was not reaching the expectations but satisfactory. He finished the junior season with 15.5 points, 5.2assists, 5.5 assists each game. His adroit performance includes match played against the following:
- Indiana Pacers scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds
- Minnesota scoring 29 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds
- Oklahoma State scoring 26 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds
In his last few performances, he was difficult to handle on the floor. His shooting and defensive moves are worth watching. After giving such an astral performance he remained undrafted but he hopes to join the NBA very soon.
In 2017, Miami Heat picked Walton and his first game was against the Orlando Magic in NBA Summer League.
When he got traded from one team to another, it didn’t let that affect his gameplay, rather he improved his skills and game strategy.
Due to his experience of playing in diverse teams and with different coaches, Derrick has proven to be very lethal against the opposition.
He played for multiple teams and is now traded to Atlanta Hawks
Derrick Walton Jr Net Worth
Derrick has net-worth above $113 million. He endorses different brands, which adds much to his bank account. There are trading cards of Derrick Jr. sold from which he gets profit.
Derrick Walton Jr Favorite Basketball Shoes
- Nike Kyrie Low 2
- Nike Kobe AD Mid
- Air Jordan XXXI