Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats stated in a declaration Monday that Alabama is “no longer hiring Jaykwon Walton and he will not be a student-athlete at the University of Alabama.”
Walton was detained Saturday on Reed Street near the Strip in Tuscaloosa and charged with second-degree ownership of cannabis. He was launched after publishing a $500 bond.
Walton revealed in late March he would be moving to the Crimson Tide.
The 6-foot-7, 206-pound junior balanced 13.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 helps over 32.3 minutes per video game this previous season with Wichita State.
Walton started his college profession at Georgia, where he played 7 video games in 2019-20 and 2 video games in 2020-21. Throughout the 2021-22 season, he signed up with Shelton State in Tuscaloosa. There, Walton balanced 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 helps and 1.3 takes over 22 video games.
In high school, he bet George Washington Carver in Montgomery, where he won an Alabama 6A state title his junior season and completed as runner-up his senior season. Walton started his high school profession at Northside in Columbus, Georgia.
With Walton not signing up with the group, Oats will likely rely on the transfer website to fill that scholarship area. The lineup for next season is still being assembled. The number of transfers are included will depend upon the number of gamers who stated for the draft wind up going back to UA.