A former prep star who last month announced his transfer to the Crimson Tide men’s basketball team was arrested in Tuscaloosa over the weekend.
Jaykwon Walton was reportedly among two people arrested Saturday night while police were investigating a large crowd gathered.
Following news of the arrest, Alabama released a statement from head coach Nate Oats, stating that “Alabama is no longer recruiting Jaykwon Walton and he will not be a student-athlete at The University of Alabama.”
Walton announced his transfer from Wichita State to Alabama last month.
According to TPD spokeswoman Stephanie Taylor, officers received multiple complaints from residents over a large number of vehicles that were parked in their parking lots at apartment complexes. Once officers arrived, they approached an occupied vehicle where they smelled marijuana and asked the three men to exit the car.
The 21-year-old Walton was in the front passenger seat and informed an officer of a loaded firearm under his seat. While retrieving the firearm, the officer noticed a rolling tray, a baggie containing approximately 20 grams of marijuana, and a half-rolled blunt in the passenger side floorboard.
They would soon locate two more loaded weapons in the vehicle and another baggie containing 12 grams of marijuana that belonged to back-seat passenger Kameron Deshawn Harris.
Harris and Walton were both charged with second-degree possession of marijuana and released after posting $500 bond.
Walton averaged 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds for Wichita State last season. Before his lone season with the Shockers, the 6-foot-7, 206-pound wing spent a season with Shelton State Community College averaging 12.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 steals in 22 games.
He began his college career at Georgia, appearing in nine games over two seasons with the Bulldogs from 2019-2021.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.