Decision Time Approaching For Wilson
Jamil Wilson has been waiting a long time to make his college decision and in just a few days it’ll be time to announce to the world where he’s headed for school.
The 6-foot-7 small forward set March 8th as the date for his announcement long ago. He’s using the date to not only celebrate his future, but also remember his mother, who passed away on that date during his sophomore season.
Wilson will pick from a list of three schools – Michigan State, Oregon and Texas. He’s visited all three programs.
Wilson’s senior season has been an impressive one. He’s averaging nearly 21 points a game and has led Racine (Wisc.) Horlick to a 19-1 record and has them in position for a nice tournament run.
He’s ranked No. 35 overall and is rated as a four-star prospect.
Remaining PG Options
As we’ve stated on Scout.com a handful of times, the 2009 class has a shortage of lead guards.
So if you’re a college coach in need of some options, there truly aren’t many. With that said, there are a handful of guys that are emerging as targets across the country.
Clearly John Wall is the best available point guard, but shortly after him is Illinois native Darius Smith, who is among the hottest names in the country, and Eric Bledsoe, of Birmingham (Ala.) Parker.
Smith, a 6-foot-2, 180-pounder, may not be a true lead man, but he’s certainly capable of spending time on the ball. An athletic and quick guard, Smith has had a terrific senior season for Chicago (Ill.) Marshall.
The schools in the mix for Smith are Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Indiana, DePaul, Kentucky, Marquette, Iowa and Memphis.
Although Bledsoe will need to figure out his academic situation, schools are lining up to recruit him. Among the programs involved are Tennessee, Florida, Memphis, Kentucky, UAB, Alabama, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Oregon, South Florida and Duke.
From there the guard situation gets a little dicey. Guys like Vee Sanford, of Lexington (Ky.) Catholic, and Reggie Moore, of Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy, are getting strong looks, as are Norcross (Ga.) High product Taariq Muhammad and JUCO guard James Beatty.
Miller Eliminates Wall; Controversy Occurs
The state of North Carolina is quickly becoming one of the best producers for future college prospects.
This past weekend there was a heavyweight tilt for the 1-A private schools state title. It was John Wall’s Word of God squad against Ian Miller’s United Faith Christian Academy.
Wall was seeking his third straight state championship, but Miller denied his attempt, as the 6-foot-2 combo guard, who is committed to Florida State, hit a game winning three-pointer as the buzzer sounded.
Despite hitting a big time shot, questions were raised about whether the shot should have counted, and according to this video the shot was indeed after the buzzer.
Miller, a 2010 guard, scored 23 points in the finale, and went for 80 points in his final three playoff games.
More Stephenson Controversy
Lance Stephenson has had his fair share of controversy throughout the course of his high school career.
This past weekend the Washington Post raised a question about his recent official visit to Maryland and a visit to Under Armour headquarters during the visit. Under Armour was founded by former Maryland player Kevin Plank.
Stephenson is a ranked No. 7 overall by Scout.com and No. 1 on the small forward list.