It is rare in the world of sports we see a young player excel at such an early stage. Aaron Walton-Moss could be that next young phenom.
The 6-foot-1 inch guard from the Cabrini men’s basketball team made a spark during his first season.
Aaron played high school basketball in Camden, N.J. where he played all four years. He is not only a basketball player committed to his sport but also is a hardworking and very driven young man. His motivation for playing the sport he loves comes from the world outside basketball.
“My mother, my daughter and school work motivate me to play basketball,” Walton-Moss said.
Walton-Moss is a very well-rounded athlete and although at times things may get tough for him, his perseverance pushes him through it.
While working hard in the classroom to improve his grades, he is also a great leader and teammate on the court.
“He is a cool guy to be around,” teammate A.J. Williams said. “He’s very funny, always vocal with us and definitely one of the best players I’ve been around in my three years here.”
Besides the great impact Aaron has already had on Cabrini’s basketball team, he has started to build a great relationship with head coach Marcus Kahn.
“For us last year he was a little bit of everything,” Kahn said.
As a freshman last year, Walton-Moss averaged close to 12 points a game. He was able to make an impact and draw attention from opposing defenses as a young player in the world of college basketball. The CSAC was beginning to learn to fear Walton-Moss.
“I think his potential is almost endless,” Kahn said. “He can do a little bit of everything which made him a very difficult matchup for the other team.”
Aaron started playing basketball at the age of 15 and has always tried to match his game up with the best. “Kobe Bryant is a good player and I like a lot of things he does,” Walton-Moss said. Part of being a great player on the basketball court is making others around you better. Even with last year being Aaron’s freshman year, he still was able to lead like a senior would.
Now back in the fold after being out for the early part of the season, Walton-Moss is back to contributing on a regular basis and proving his talents.
One of Walton-Moss’ friend put it best.
“Many people don’t have the ability to create their own shot and that separates the stars from just the regular players,” Jason Williams said. “He has the ability to create his own shot and create shots for other players.”