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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Additional quotes from USA U19 World Cup head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, Bella Alarie, Tyasha Harris, Ruthy Hebard and Christyn Williams following the USA's 104-46 round of 16 victory over Puerto Rico.