BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – MJ Walker

Class of 2017 wing MJ Walker of Ga., is one of the nation's most athletic wings. His evaluations and game footage can be found here. Photo cred - Ty Freeman/PSB

Class of 2017 wing MJ best essays ever written Walker of Ga., is one of the nation’s most athletic wings. His evaluations and game footage can be found here. Photo cred – Ty Freeman/PSB

Walker, James MJ 100MJ Walker (Riverdale, Ga.), Jonesboro / ATL Xpress – 2017
Height: 6’5″

Position: Wing
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

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Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Walker’s athleticism allows him to compete at both ends of the floor at high levels. In fact, at one point he was matched up with 6-10 PF Mohamed Bamba and held his own. He did not demonstrate himself to be a go-to offensive option in this setting.

Date: May 17, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Under Armour Invitational (Houston, Texas.)

Walker hasn’t displayed the same separation that a classmate like D.J. Harvey (MD) has but is definitely in the mix with J.J. Smith (NC) right now. Walker has great size even playing at the U17 level. He’s a willing passer versus the zone.

Date: November 26, 2013
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Atlanta Hardwood Jamfest (Atlanta, Ga.)

Walker is a shooting guard with size. He showed the willingness to drive it to the rim consistently here today. He uses his strength and brute force to navigate through traffic. His free throw is a bit inconsistent, but he hit a few threes here today. He is a good athlete, but not a great athlete. We didn’t see the mid-range game today like we had seen previously.

Date: September 17, 2013
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: OTR Fall Showcase (Atlanta, Ga.)

Walker has a unique combination of athleticism, skill and size. He has a number of tools that will translate instantly to the next level. He showed a great mid-range pull-up game as well as some exceptional vertical explosion.

Date: September 17, 2013
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: OTR Fall Showcase (Atlanta, Ga.)

Walker has a similar impact as Kobi Simmons (GA-16) did here last year. Walker isn’t as explosive as Simmons but is a cross between him and Alabama verbal Devin Mitchell (GA-14). Walker is a good shooter, smooth with the ball and can create a shot. He’s not a great leaper but still finished well in traffic.

Watch Walker on the SUVtv from the Hilton Invitational

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB