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Derrick Walton to Play vs. Northern Kentucky on Tuesday

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Michigan junior point guard Derrick Walton will return to the lineup against Northern Kentucky on Tuesday according to Maize & Go Blue's Sam Sedlecky.

Walton, who's averaging 9.6 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 3.6 APG, and 1.9 SPG and has made an absurd 63.6 percent of his threes this season, has missed the last three games after he sprained his left ankle in the first half against North Carolina State on December 1st. Walton's return would be a big boost as Michigan lacks depth at guard after Spike Albrecht retired last week due to bad hips. The Wolverines had to play Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and walk-on Andrew Dakich for 21 and 20 minutes, respectively, in their last game against Delaware State.

And, in case you don't know whom Sedlecky is, I worked with him when I wrote for Maize & Go Blue before joining Maize n Brew. He's credible.

Update: John Beilein confirmed that Walton will play on Tuesday.