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Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 2017…signed a two-way contract with the HEAT as a free agent on July 24, 2017.
Played four seasons at the University of Michigan and averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.15 steals and 31.9 minutes while shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from three-point range and 83.7 percent from the foul line in 127 games (126 starts)…is the only player in program history to finish their career with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists…among Wolverine all-time leaders, he finished second in career free throw percentage, third in games started, fourth in assists, tied for fourth in three-point field goals made, seventh in steals, eighth in minutes, 15th in games played and 22nd in points…started all 38 games as a senior in 2016-17 and averaged 15.5 points (.436 FG%, .876 FT%), 5.0 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.13 steals and 34.8 minutes while shooting a career-high 42.2 percent from three-point range…selected by the coaches and media as a member of the All-Big Ten Second Team…named to the NABC All-District Team and USBWA All-District Second Team…voted the Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player after guiding the Wolverines to the championship…made the 2K Classic All-Tournament team…at the team’s annual banquet, was honored with the Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award, Thad Garner Leadership Award, Gary Grant Award for Most Assists and Outstanding Free Throw Shooting Award…was a two-time co-recipient of the Big Ten Player of the Week award (Feb. 13, 2017 and Mar. 6, 2017)…led the team in points, assists, steals, three-point field goals made and free throws made…finished second on the team in rebounds, field goals made and minutes…scored in double figures 31 times, including 13 20-point games…recorded five double-doubles…scored his 1,000th career point with a made free throw at UCLA on Dec. 10, 2016…set the program’s single-game assist mark when he dished out 16 in a win at Nebraska on Mar. 5, 2017…as a junior in 2015-16, started all 33 games in which he appeared and averaged 11.6 points (.377 FG%, .813 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.79 steals and 33.6 minutes…missed three games due to a left ankle injury…selected to the All-Big Ten Third Team by the league coaches…named an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention by the media…received the Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player Award, Loy Vaught Rebounding Award and Gary Grant Award for Most Assists at the team’s annual end-of-year banquet…led the team in rebounds, assists, steals and free throws made…finished second on the team in field goals made and three-point field goals made and third in points…recorded 23 double-figure scoring games…recorded the fifth triple-double in program history when he scored 10 points, grabbed 11 boards and dished out 13 assists in win over Youngstown State on Dec. 19, 2015…started all 19 games in which he appeared as a sophomore in 2014-15 and averaged 10.7 points (.346 FG%, .833 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.21 steals and 33.3 minutes…missed 13 games due to a left toe/foot injury…led the team in free throws made despite playing just 19 games…finished third on the team in assists and fourth in rebounds, steals and minutes…scored in double figures on 11 occasions…appeared in all 37 games (36 starts) as a freshman in 2013-14 and averaged 7.9 points (.429 FG%, .793 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 26.7 minutes while shooting 41 percent from behind the arc…named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team…presented with the Athletic Academic Achievement Award at the team’s end-of-year banquet…selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 27, 2014…helped the Wolverines win their first outright Big Ten Championship in 28 years…led the team to their second-straight Elite Eight appearance…helped the team defeat three straight top-10 opponents for the first time in school history…finished third on the team in assists and steals and fourth in points, free throws made, three-point field goals made and minutes…recorded 12 double-figure scoring games…notched his first career double-double in a 13-point, 10-rebound performance at Ohio State on Feb. 11, 2014.
Full name is Derrick Walton, Jr…goes by the nicknames: “D-Walt”, “Walt” or “D”…is the son of Angela and Derrick Walton, Jr…does not have any brothers or sisters…his father, Derrick Sr., was his coach in high school at Chandler Park Academy…Derrick Sr. was a staff sergeant in the Army, beginning at Ft. Benning, GA, and later while stationed in Hawaii he began coaching…Derrick, Jr. graduated from Michigan with a degree in general studies…wore No. 10 at Michigan in honor of his close friend Dorian Dawkins, who passed away on June 12, 2009 after collapsing at a basketball camp…was the first player in Miami HEAT history to sign a two-way contract…when his playing career is over he would like to be an NBA analyst or coach…in his free time he enjoys playing video games especially 2K games and Call of Duty…his favorite sport other than basketball is soccer where he’s a fan of FC Barcelona…says his most prized possession is his necklace with the Lord’s Prayer on it…says something most people don’t know about him is that he has a very well-rounded personality…was a 2013 Parade All-American honoree and was named the Michigan Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year…was the runner-up for the 2013 Mr. Basketball of Michigan…as a junior at Chandler Park Academy he had a 47-point, 12-rebound game against Crockett High School on Mar. 9, 2012 and registered a quadruple-double against Cesar Chavez Academy on Jan. 31, 2012…earned First Team All-State Class B honors in 2011, 2012 and 2013…wears size 12 sneakers.
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