Jordan Walsh - Men's Basketball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#13 Jordan Walsh

G/F | Fr. (4) | 6-7 | 205 | Desoto, Texas | Link (Mo.) Academy

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2022-23 (Fr.):
• Played in 36 games with 22 starts … Tied Anthony Black for most games played by a Razorback freshman in a season (36) … 1 of 4 Hogs to play all 36 games in 2022-23 … Averaged 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds with 40 steals … Only shot 27.8% from 3-point range, but was 34.4% (11-of-32) from deep the final 19 games.
• Was +22 in the 10-point win over Illinois and +12 in the one-point win over Kansas … Among the regulars, was a team-best +8.52/40 min.
• Was on the 2022-23 preseason Julius Erving Award Watch List, which goes to the nation’s top small forward
• NORTH DAKOTA STATE: Only played 18:20 due to foul trouble (and fouling out) in his collegiate debut … However, tied for the team lead with three assists … Was 1-of-1 FG and 2-of-2 FT.
• FORDHAM: Had his first double-digit scoring effort with 12 points (5-of-7 FG).
• SOUTH DAKOTA STATE: Was poised for a break-out game, but left the game early in the second half with an ankle injury.
• OKLAHOMA: Tied a then season-high with 12 points (5-of-9 FG; 2-of-5 3PT) with three rebounds and two steals … Led the team at +11 (31:19 played)
• BRADLEY: Was the star of the game with a game and career-high 18 points (7-7 FG • 1-1 3PT) with a career-high four steals … Scored seven points in an 11-0 run, including back-to-back fastbreak dunks and a 3-pointer … Scored 16 of his 18 in the first half.
• UNCA: Only scored four points but his defense was stellar, helping hold Drew Pember to 1-of-7 FG.
• @ LSU: Scored 13 points, all in the second half to help Arkansas take a six point lead and out-score the Tigers … Pulled down a then career-high nine rebounds (seven in the second half) and blocked a career-high two shots.
• MISSOURI: Had seven rebounds, three offensive, but played just 26 minutes due to foul trouble.
• @ AUBURN: Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds with six points, two assists and a blocked shot
• @ VANDY: Was 0-of-6 FG, but was a team-best +10 in 16:43 played
• @ MISSOURI: Broke a mini slump, scoring 12 points and did not miss a shot (4-of-4 FG; 2-2 3PT; 2-2 FT) … Only played 13 minutes before fouling out … However, Arkansas was +13 with Walsh on the floor.
• OLE MISS: For the first time, played all 40 minutes … Scored 13 points, making 5-of-9 FG / 2-of-4 3PT … Added seven rebounds
• TEXAS A&M: Came off the bench to score 12 points as the Hogs out-scored A&M’s bench 17-0 … Added seven rebounds (3 offensive)
• @ SOUTH CAROLINA: Grabbed a team-best and tied his career high with 10 rebounds, including six offensive boards.
• @KENTUCKY:  For the second time, did not miss a shot in scoring 13 points … (4-of-4 FG; 1-1 3PT; 4-4 FT).
• FLORIDA:  Only scored five points, but hit a 3-pointer to open the second half and later had a dunk in the Hogs 17-2 run to open the half.
• GEORGIA: Led the team with seven rebounds (six in the second half) and scored nine points (all in the second half)
• @ ALABAMA: Grabbed seven rebounds and three steals, which was an SEC high, including one that led to a fastbreak dunk.
• KENTUCKY: Scored 10 points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
• vs AUBURN (SEC): Scored 11 points (4-of-5 FG; 3-4 FT) … Added four rebounds and two assists
• VS ILLINOIS (NCAA): Was an impressive +22 in the 10-point win … Scored six points with four rebounds and three steals.
• vs KANSAS (NCAA): Was +10 in the 1-point win … Hit a dagger 3-pointer to give Arkansas a 52-51 lead (its first since leading 2-0) … On a Ricky Council missed FT with 23 seconds left (and Arkansas up one), Walsh tipped the rebound, which made its way back to Council, who was fouled and made two more FT for a 3-point lead.

• Consensus top 25 player overall, top-7 small forward and 5-Star
• Part of the 2022 Razorback signing class that ranked #2 nationally and the top-rated class in school history with six players on the ESPN and SI top 100 lists.
• McDonald’s All-American
• Played in the Jordan Brand Classic
• All-American:
– MaxPreps (3rd team)
– Sports Illustrated (3rd team)
– Jersey Mike’s Naismith (HM)
• 2022 MaxPreps Missouri High School Basketball Player of the Year
• ESPN                               #11 nation – #4 SF (5-Star)
• 247Composite              #18 nation – #7 SF (5-Star)
• 247Sports                      #19 nation – #7 SF (5-Star)
• Rivals                              #24 nation – #7 SF (5-Star)
• SI99 All-American     #25 nation
• Rated #1 player from Texas by ESPN and #2 in the state by 247Sports
• #11 on the 2023 NBA Mock Draft (#9 college player) by
• As a senior, averaged 15.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists
• Link Academy was runner-up in the GEICO Nationals … Beat Oak Hill (81-67) and Prolific Prep (60-53) to reach the finals … Lost to Montverde Academy (60-49) in the championship … Versus Oak Hill, was 9-of-10 FG and scored 23 points with eight rebounds and seven assists …  In the semis, had 17 points (5-8 FG, 6-6 FT) with seven rebounds and three steals
• 2021 4A All-State as named by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches
• In the summer of 2021, played for Drive Nation program on the Nike EYBL circuit and averaged 12.3 points, 7.4 points and 3.3 assists while shooting better than 50% inside the arc … Tallied three double-doubles, including a 17-point, 10-rebound, 4-assist effort
• As a junior at Oak Cliff’s Faith and Family Academy, averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, 2.4 steals and 2.3 blocks per game for a squad that finished 25-6 and advanced to the Class 4A state semifinals
• Also led the Eagles to the state semifinals as a sophomore before the remainder of the state tournament was canceled due to COVID-19
• As a freshman, led Faith and Family to a 36-6 record and its first Class 4A state title … In fact, his dunk just before the final buzzer provided the 53-51 victory against Liberty Hill