After thinking about reclassing to 2021, Jabari Walker has decided it’s best to stay in 2020 and coaches have agreed.
“Talking to the different college coaches, I think I’ll be fine where I’m at,” he said. “They like the fact that I’m young and I’ll be fine with the class that I’m in.”
Illinois State, Montana State and Cal State Northridge have offered so far with schools like Washington State, Arizona State, New Mexico, Miami and Florida expecting to see him in the fall.
Cal State Northridge and Montana State have been around the longest for Walker, while Illinois State offered after finding out about him through his brother Dibaji Walker.
New Mexico, who reached out to him through his AAU coach, will be out in September to see him workout and see how far he’s progressed since the summer.
“They just want to make sure I’m developing and strong enough for the class that I’m in,” he said. “So I think they’ll be impressed when they come down to see me.”
Walker, who’s only played one season on the circuit, has a college ready game and is versatile enough to play anywhere on the court. Coaches rave about his ability to do it all, among other things.
“Coaches like the fact that I can do it all on the court–rebounding, playmaking,” he said. “I can play the wing, I played guard early on, can guard one through four and just do all those things so they can put me anywhere on the floor.”
As the season approaches, Walker has been working on his body and due to his new diet, Walker has added at least 10 pounds of muscle. He’s hoping to showcase his strength, aggressiveness, his motor and just his ability to play the game at a high pace going into next year.