UNC Basketball: Kerwin Walton trains with Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins

Incoming UNC basketball freshman shooting guard Kerwin Walton trains with Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins

Incoming University of North Carolina freshman shooting guard Kerwin Walton is working hard to improve his offensive game before arriving on campus this summer. The 4-star guard became the sixth and final member of the Tar Heels’ 2020 recruiting class in late April, and he’s hoping to make an immediate impact with his ability to knock down long-range shots.


Walton recently posted a video to his Instagram account that featured himself and Golden State Warriors guard Andrew Wiggins training together. In the video, Walton and Wiggins worked out, participated in skills drills and put up shots from all over the court. None of that is a bad sign for the Tar Heels, who hope to bring Walton in not only as a three-point threat, but as a versatile player that they can line up against opposing wings with regularity.

And while Wiggins’ defense is nothing to brag about — and likely the sole reason that he’s yet to to make an All-Star appearance through his first six seasons in the NBA — he can definitely help Walton develop more of an inside game. If Walton can continue his ability to slash and score inside, as well as translate his three-point shooting to the college game, he will be a tremendous asset for Roy Williams and the Tar Heels.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound Walton was ranked 117th in the final 247Sports Composite for 2020. A standout at Hopkins High School in Hopkins, Minnesota, Walton joins the Tar Heels as the 20th-ranked shooting guard in his class, and No. 5 in his home state.

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