Jamil Wilson Returns Home; Transfers To Marquette
June 30, 2010
Racine native and former state prep standout Jamil Wilson has transferred to Marquette University and will be eligible to play in the 2011-12 campaign after competing at Oregon as a freshman.
Wilson (6-7, 210) will arrive on campus this summer and have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out 2010-11 due to NCAA transfer rules.
"We are excited that Jamil has decided to be a part of our program," head coach Buzz Williams said. "Having the opportunity to get to know Jamil, his family and those important to him during his prep career, helped make this transition smooth for all parties involved. Jamil has an understanding of our culture and I think his potential on and off the floor is extremely high."
Wilson started 14 of the 26 games he appeared in last season for the Ducks, averaging 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game under head coach Ernie Kent. Wilson netted a personal-best 12 points on two occasions, most recently versus Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 16, 2009. He grabbed a collegiate-high nine rebounds in the team's victory over Colorado State (11/15/09) and helped Oregon to a 16-win campaign.
A consensus top-100 nationally ranked prospect, Wilson was rated the 30th-best overall player in 2009 by Scout.com, 31st in the ESPNU 100 and 57th by HoopScoopOnline.com. He helped lead Racine's Horlick High school to the state championship game in 2008-09, posting season averages of 21.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.9 blocks per game. The Rebels posted an overall record of 24-2 that season and Wilson was tabbed first team all-state by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Associated Press.
Following the conclusion of his senior campaign, Wilson was named the All-Racine County Player of the Year for the second-straight season. He was the first county player to claim the accolade by himself in back-to-back year. Wilson finished second on Horlick's all-time scoring list and was tabbed the league's most valuable player.
Wilson helped the Rebels to a 19-4 overall record in 2007-08 and an appearance in the sectional final matchup. He was also named all-state by the coaches association after posting season averages of 18.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 blocks per outing. Horlick claimed the league title during his junior season, thanks in large part to 13 double-doubles collected by Wilson.