Millbrook has been a storied program here in North Carolina, producing some incredible talent and it doesn’t look like they will be slowing down any time soon. They have some strong talent but the Wildcats added a key piece to this year’s team in 2024 6’5 Jayan Walker. Walker has been seen and evaluated quite a bit with Phenom Hoops, as we have had this to say about his game:
“He’s a smart, balanced, well-rounded wing prospect who can lead a team or produce in a variety of different roles. Walker is a great athlete with feel, skill, and the ability to overwhelm opponents with his scoring prowess. He’s great in the half-court and open floor, and doesn’t necessarily require the ball to make an impact. During his time with Team Curry, Walker showed flashes of pure dominance. He regularly operated as their focal point, made a lasting defensive impression, and controlled the offense with relative ease. Expect him to continue trending upward.”
“He recently transferred from Jordan to Millbrook but would’ve been considered a breakout contender at either school. He’s a big, skilled, athletic wing prospect with the ability as a penetrator and shot-maker. Walker had a fairly productive sophomore season within a very talented squad but appears to have turned a corner during the summer months. Though he scored the ball well last year, his efficiency looks likely to improve from all levels. Walker also highlighted toughness, defensive prowess, and useful passing instincts throughout the travel season. College coaches should be watching closely, as he should collect a slew of offers over the next calendar year.”
We caught up with Walker to see how everything has been going his way, how he has been adjusting to his new team and program, what he is hoping to bring with his game, his goals for the program, and a little update on his recruitment. He will be one to really watch for in the Raleigh area once again, as well as throughout the state of North Carolina.
Playing at Millbrook this upcoming season:
“I’m just excited to play with Millbrook,” Walker told Phenom Hoops. “I feel like it has a very good program alongside a very good coach that will help and prepare me to play basketball at the next level.”
When talking to Walker about what he has seen so far from his team, Walker believes that this is a very talented team that will be able to put up a lot of points on the board while creating some chaos on the defensive end. He hopes that he can bring more of his scoring capabilities to the team as well as help on the boards and be a defensive impact as well. But most importantly, he just wants to be the best teammate he can be and look for a championship.
“Recruitment has been kind of slow,” he said. “I had some interest from Richmond, Lehigh, Appalachian State, and Presbyterian. But I’m just going to be using my slow recruitment as motivation to get D1 offers.”
Schools have been saying that they like his size, his ability to knock down shots, and his potential to be a versatile defender.