One of the top basketball prospects in the class of 2019 is transferring to a Kentucky school, and he plans on staying for only one year.
According to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday, a highly touted eighth-grader from that area will transfer to South Warren Middle School in Bowling Green and play for the South Warren High basketball team.
Marquise Walker — a 5-foot-10 point guard — averaged 35 points per game as a seventh grader and is considered the top player in his class in Illinois. According to the story, middle school students in Chicago are not allowed to play high school basketball. The move to Kentucky will allow him to play against older — and presumably better — competition.