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Father/coach pushing son/point guard

Walton Sr. wants 2013 Michigan commit to take reins and develop into floor general

Updated: November 10, 2011, 12:10 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- At Chandler Park Academy's practices so far this season, Eagles coach Derrick Walton Sr. has dug into his point guard.

Derrick Walton
Courtesy Paul SnyderPoint guard Derrick Walton Jr., one of Michigan's 2013 commits, has become a more vocal leader on the court.
If he sees something he doesn't like, Walton lets his floor leader hear about it. This is about developing leadership, about taking accountability for what your teammates are doing. If a teammate throws up a bad shot, Walton Sr. wants his point guard to speak up.


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