Former NKU forward Dantez Walton to play overseas

September 4, 2020

Former NKU men’s basketball forward Dantez Walton has signed to play professional basketball for Kataja Basket Club in Joensuu, Finland.

At 6-foot-6, Walton displays the prototypical size for a power forward in professional basketball and displays the shooting ability and quickness to impact the game from the perimeter, as well as inside in the paint.

Walton experienced a storied playing career during his time at NKU, competing in the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17, as well as in 2018-19. Walton contributed 11 points and seven rebounds in NKU’s loss to Texas Tech in the Round of 64 during the 2018-19 tournament.

Walton also played a pivotal role on the 2019-20 team that won the Horizon League Tournament in March, before the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his senior season of 2019-20, Walton averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 21 games played.

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