Wake Forest basketball has plenty of open spots to play with as it builds a roster for the 2021-22 season. On Wednesday, Steve Forbes added some size and shooting to the rotation with Colorado transfer Dallas Walton.
The 7-foot Walton is a stretch-5 with 84 games of experience (48 starts) at the college level. During his three seasons on the floor with Colorado, Walton blocked 2.0 shots per 40 minutes. As a junior, Walton drained 9-of-19 3-point attempts (47.4 3P%). That same is small, but Walton is also a career 79.2 percent free-throw shooter, which is another positive indicator.
Colorado transfer Dallas Walton committed to Wake Forest, source told ESPN. 7-footer started 23 games for Colorado this past season, averaged 6.5 points.
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While playing with ace point guard McKinley Wright, Walton shot the ball well from several levels of the floor this season. Walton drained 48 percent on his long 2-point attempts, according to Bart Torvik’s database. He also shot 71 percent at the rim with 11 dunks.
Prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, Walton suffered a knee injury that cost him a full year of basketball.
For Wake Forest: with Ismael Massoud in the transfer portal, Walton gives Forbes another frontcourt option that can space out and run pick-and-pop.
Walton is the second transfer addition this offseason for Wake Forest. Last month, Jake LaRavia also committed to the Demon Deacons.