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James 'MJ' Walker

Atlanta, GA - 2017

SchoolJonesboro High School PositionSmall Forward Height6’5” Weight190 lbs. AAU TeamAtlanta Xpress HometownAtlanta, GA Class2017
99 National Rank#7Position Rank#2
Scouting Report


Finishing Through Contact
High-Volume Scoring
Playing Above The Rim
Slashing Ability


  • Scout’s Notes:

    01/30/14: "Walker is a high-flying finisher who punishes opponents in the lane. His jumper has shown steady progression and his aggressive approach allows him to turn digits in the scoring column quickly. He's one of the top freshmen nationally in the 2017 class but must his perimeter skills must continue to evolve." -Spencer Pulliam

    03/28/13: "M.J. is one of the best scorers in his class. He has a phenomenal body and uses it well when attacking the basket for easy scores. He also can shoot it from the outside, especially mid-range." -Jason Pratt

College Projection:

  • High-Major

Complete Rankings:

  • Player Grade: 99 (5-Star)
  • National Rank: 7
  • Position Rank: 2
  • State Rank: 2

Skills Review:

  • Shooting: Good
  • Dribbling: Good
  • Passing: Good
  • Rebounding: Good
  • Intangibles: Excellent
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