Days after lighting up Indiana on the road, Traevon Jackson had a terrible night against Michigan. He was scoreless in the first half and basically irrelevant in the second, playing little role in the Badger comeback.
I missed most of the first half due to ministry obligations, but my anecdotal observation of the second half suggested that Derrick Walton was glued to Jackson wherever he went. And I know that at least once I saw Jackson attempt to attack but gain only a pitiful, inaccurate shot from just outside the paint due to Walton's lock-down attention.
So I pose this question to people who watch closer than I: Is Walton becoming a shutdown defender? I know he's one of the better defenders on the team, but is he a guy who can seriously damage opposing PGs every night? Michigan is not a team that keys on its defense, but a guy who can disrupt the point could be a real asset in key moments down the stretch. If that's what he is becoming. What say you?