Derrick Walton capable of making freshman impact

Yahoo! named Derrick Walton one of ten freshmen most capable of making an impact on the 2013-14 season.

7. Derrick Walton, G Michigan (Rivals Ranking: 37) The last time Michigan had to replace an NBA-bound point guard with a freshman, some kid named Trey Burke turned out to be halfway decent. The Wolverines can now hope that the transition from Burke to Walton is as seamless this season as it was from Darius Morris to Burke during the 2011-12 campaign. A speedy and athletic 6-foot point guard best known for his court vision and ability to set up his teammates, Walton will be given every chance to win the starting point guard job from day one. The Detroit native’s primary competition is sophomore Spike Albrecht, a reserve who scored 17 first-half points in the national title game last year but averaged just eight minutes per game behind Burke over the course of the season.

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