2019 Carver-Montgomery (AL) wing Jaykwon Walton made his verbal pledge to Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon, a source told HoopSeen.com.
"Mississippi State has been on me for awhile and the longest. They've been recruiting me the hardest," Walton said following a game at the Southern Spring Invitational during April.
Walton, a 6-foot-6 wing man, had an impressive travel season with Team Thad on the UA Association circuit. He averaged 17 points and five rebounds per game during the spring. With his ability to shoot the basketball at his size, the rising senior was an intriguing option for many high-major programs. Walton showed flashes of being able to score from all three levels, too.
Walton concluded his junior season with an impressive run during the 6A Final Four in Birmingham, as he led Carver-Montgomery to another state championship. He used that momentum to propel himself into the travel season.
Walton is the first pledge in Mississippi State's 2019 recruiting cycle.