Jaykwon Walton’s second-half scoring surge lifted Wichita State to a comeback victory over Tulsa on Saturday and earned the junior a spot on this week’s American Athletic Conference Honor Roll.
Walton scored 13 of his team-high 19 points after halftime to help the Shockers rally from 16 down in the largest second-half comeback in Charles Koch Arena history. He was an efficient 6-of-9 from the field and knocked down all seven of his free throw attempts.
It’s the second honor roll nod for Walton who also made the list on Dec. 12.
The 6-foot-7 guard from Columbus, Ga. is averaging 12.2 points and a team-best 6.1 rebounds in his first season with the Shockers after stops at Georgia (2019-21) and Shelton State (2021-22).
Wichita State (9-8, 2-3 American) plays road games this week at Memphis (Thursday, 6 p.m. CT, ESPN2 or U) and SMU (Sunday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN+).
Next home action for the Shockers is Wednesday, Jan. 25 against Tulane (8 p.m. CT). Tickets are available online at goshockers.com, by phone at 316-978-FANS are in-person at the Shocker Ticket Office, open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside Charles Koch Arena.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONORS
Week of Jan. 9-15, 2023
Players of the Week:
Kendric Davis, Sr., G, Memphis
Jaylen Forbes, Jr., G, Tulane
Freshman of the Week:
Taylor Hendricks, F, UCF
C.J. Kelly, Sr., G, UCF
Landers Nolley II, Gr., G, Cincinnati
Marcus Sasser, Sr., G, Houston
Tyler Harris, Sr., G, South Florida
Jaykwon Walton, Jr., G, Wichita State