LUBBOCK, Texas – 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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