On Point: Derrick Wilson Blog Entry No. 7
July 30, 2014
Hey what’s up everybody?
So, first thing I want to get to is this project I have been working on for the men’s basketball team. I’ve been calling people to make sure we have the correct information for former players and update the information if we do not, because of the 100-year anniversary of Marquette basketball is coming up in two years and also Coach Wojo wants to keep in contact with former players. So, please if you are a former player or know a former player and are reading this please tell them I am not calling asking for money. I would greatly appreciate that.
Now on to more exciting news. Last week it was released that Tyler Thornton will be our graduate manager this year. If you don't know who Tyler is, he played at Duke for the past four years and had a successful career there. I have known Tyler since high school because when we were both younger we used to play each other on the AAU circuit every spring in a warm-up tournament. l have to admit his team came out with the victory both years, but I am very happy that Tyler is here and he's another great addition to our program. He will add some more experience to our staff and just more talent that our team can learn from through his success at Duke.
Also, I got to hang out with Marquette great Darius Johnson-Odom earlier this week. It was good seeing one of my old teammates and a good friend of mine who used to look out for me when I was still wet behind the ears, fresh on campus as a freshman. He gave me some great advice on how to be leader and gave me some tips on how to have a successful senior year, as he did during his time here at Marquette. I appreciated the time he took to come hang out with us for two days and give us advice, tell us stories about his time here, and play open gym with us. Thanks my man: the team enjoyed your presence.
Also, we finished the last camp week. It’s always a pleasure having the kids come out to learn and play basketball. I hope all the kids enjoyed the camp as much as we did. I also want to thank all the people who chose the Marquette basketball camp out of the many camps out there.
Well, that’s all I have this week. I have about one more blog post left as summer is coming to end for me. So look out for that because it will be good one.
Until next week, Derrick Wilson #12