LIMA — Lima Central Catholic’s Dantez Walton has verbally committed to NCAA Division I Northern Kentucky University to play basketball.
The 6-foot, 4-inch Walton averaged 16.4 points and shot nearly 50 percent on 3-pointers last season for the Division III state runners-up. He was named second team all-state and first team all-district as well. He has 728 career points and was a member of the 2014 Division III state championship team.
Walton also had offers from Toledo, Albany and Robert Morris.
The Norse roster includes former Lima Senior player Tyler White, who will be a senior this season after averaging 10.8 points a game in 2014-15.
NKU, located in Highland Heights, finished with an overall record of 13-17 and went 7-7 in the Atlantic Sun Conference last season. The Norse will be a member of the Horizon League starting this season under first-year coach John Brannen.
Mike Purdy can be contacted at 567-242-0451. Jim Naveau contributed to this report.