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Nov 23, 2017 7:30 PM est
USA 85 vs. PUR 78
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Nov 26, 2017 5:00 PM est
USA 91 vs. MEX 55
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2017 USA Women's Teams Schedule
Aug 12, 2017 3:00 PM edt
USA 78 vs. AUS 60
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Aug 13, 2017 3:00 PM edt
USA 107 vs. CAN 61
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Aug 15, 2017 3:00 PM edt
USA 103 vs. JPN 71
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As of April 11, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Played nine minutes and scored two points in the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.
  • Named to 2017 USA Junior National Select Team that will play in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Feb. 28, 2017.
  • Won a gold medal with the 2016 Men’s U18 National Team at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship from July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile; averaged 2.0 ppg. and 1.8 rpg. in four games.

College Notes

  • Undeclared at this time.

High School Honors

  • 2017 McDonald’s All-American; 2017 Jack Daly Sportsmanship Award recipient.
    2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class 6A Player of the Year.
    2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Metro Southside Player of the Year, first team.
  • 2016 USA Today All-USA Georgia second team.
  • 2016 MaxPreps Junior All-American honorable mention.
  • 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State first team.
  • 2016 Georgia Coaches Association Class 4A South Player of the Year.
  • 2016 Atlanta Tipoff Club Naismith All-State first team.
  • 2016 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Metro Southside Player of the Year and All-Metro Southside first team.
  • 2015, 2016 Georgia Region 4A Player of the Year and all-region first team.
  • 2015 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year and Sophomore All-American.
  • 2015 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Slam Dunk winner.

High School Notes

  • Ranked as the No. 19 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings. 
  • Attends Jonesboro H.S. (Ga.), where he helped the Cardinals to a 23-6 record in 2016-17; averaged 27.8 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 2.4 apg.
  • Averaged 22.3 ppg., 5.6 rpg. and 3.6 apg. as a junior in 2015-16 in leading Jonesboro to a 28-5 record, regional title and 2015 state title.
  • Averaged 17.3 ppg., 4.5 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 3.0 spg. as a sophomore in 2014-15 in leading Jonesboro to a 32-1 record and the 2015 Georgia Class 4A state championship.
  • Also played wide reciever on his school’s football team and was an all-region first team selection.
  • Competes in the summer for Atlanta Xpress (Ga.) on the Under Armour Association’s Grassroots Basketball Circuit; led the team in scoring, averaging 20.7 ppg., 4.2 rpg. and 2.2 apg.
  • Scored in double figures in all 12 circuit games, including a high of 32 points against Connecticut Basketball Club on May 29, 2016.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Jackie and James Walker; has one older sister, Amoni.
  • Born James Michael Walker Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Is a member of the National Honor Society, has been a member of his schoo’s A/B honor roll since 2013 and is involved in industry credential engineering and technology.
  • Uncle, Brian Walker, serves in and grandfather, Lenny Langford, is retired from the U.S. Army.
  • Hails from an athletic family. Father played basketball at Norfolk State; mother played basketball at Hampton and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1988; uncle, Michael Hawks, played football for Virginia Tech and for the North Carolina Panthers; aunt, Bridgitte Wyche-McGee played basektball and competed in track and field at Murray State.  

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 6.
  • Favorite USA Men’s National Team player: LeBron James.
  • Plans on studying architectural engineering and sports management in college.
  • Favorite superhero: Superman.
  • Favorite movies: “12 Years a Slave,” “Like Mike,” “Avatar,” “Space Jam” and “John Wick.”
  • Has a female Maltese named Fendi.
  • Favorite App: Twitter.
  • Favorite sport aside from basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: math.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite Olympian: LeBron James.
  • Best player ever faced: Derrick Jones.
  • Would compare his game to: Dwyane Wade.
  • Instagram: @mjwalker_23
  • Twitter: @mjwalker_23
  • Snapchat: @dattrillife

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