While the NCAA tournament in the rearview mirror for Michigan, Derrick Walton Jr. was not over in a Maize and Blue uniform. He competed in the State Farm Three-Point Championship in Phoenix at Grand Canyon University as part of the Final Four events on Thursday, where he finished third.
Walton scored 18 points in the first round to secure a spot in the semifinals with Iowa’s Peter Jok, Duke’s Matt Jones, and Grand Canyon’s DeWayne Russell. He went on to score 15 points in the semifinals to finish behind Peter Jok from Iowa, who ended up winning the event in the end.
Wakton’s sported his blue jersey and Jordan's, but had more style with some special socks. Here’s a picture Evan with MnB posted with Waton sharing after the event.
Swaggy!!— Derrick Walton (@DerrickWalton10) March 31, 2017
Let get these in stock in a store near you! https://t.co/cFVEIcPewm
Michigan guard Derrick Walton Jr. is wearing socks with his own face on them. pic.twitter.com/Fdnl8O5EhK— Evan Petzold (@EvanPetzold) March 31, 2017
Andrew Dakich also chimed in before the event wishing Walton good luck.
Good luck to the third best shooter on the team tonight as he represents the D and @umichbball . @DerrickWalton10 your wrist better be taped— Andrew Dakich (@daycheck3) March 30, 2017
Walton scored 98 three-pointers in his senior season to secure the third most in program history for a player in a single season.