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Transfer Basketball Guard Checks Out the Auburn Tigers

Hoops prospect Miles Wilson gives his take on an official visit to check out the Auburn Tigers.

After spending the weekend on an official visit at Auburn, basketball guard Miles Wilson said he is seriously considering a move to play for the Tigers.

A 6-5, 190-pound guard from Baltimore, he was an all-conference player as a freshman at Mount St. Mary’s. As a transfer he will have to redshirt for the 2017-18 season and then will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

“I am going to visit one more school, Miami, and then I will make my decision in the first few weeks of June,” he said, noting that he will pick either Auburn or Miami for his new college home.

“It was a great visit,” he said of his official visit to check out Coach Bruce Pearl’s program. “We toured the facilities. It was a real nice tour, a real nice campus.”

Wilson was named to the Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team this past season after averaging 11.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He is one of a group of players who decided to transfer out of the program following the 2016-17 season.

Asked what interests him about Auburn, he noted that in  addition to wanting to play at a higher level of competition the “comfort” factor is important, too, and that is a plus for the Tigers.

“I like the staff, I like the family environment,” Wilson said. “Coach Pearl, Coach Chuck Person and Coach Steven Pearl, they are great people. I know they are great coaches and run a great program, but I feel the family vibe and it is great.”

With classes not in session, Wilson didn’t get to meet many members of the team, but noted that he did have breakfast with Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy.

“One of the players (Wiley) met with me and told me about Coach Pearl and the program,” said Wilson, who noted that he liked what he heard..

Although a variety of colleges have expressed interest, Wilson said that Auburn is one of just two visits he plans to make before choosing either the Tigers or Miami, where he will visit on June 1st.

Asked what will be the key factor in making his choice, he said, “Wherever I feel most comfortable. It is where I will be taken care of off the court because I?know the on the court stuff will take care of itself.

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Miles Wilson is originally from Baltimore.

He averaged 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest in postseason play as a freshman and posted a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over New Orleans in the NCAA Tournament.

Wilson also produced a double-double in the conference tournament championship victory over Saint Francis with 15 points and 10 rebounds. His season high scoring game was 26 points vs. UT-Arlington.

He made 45.4 percent of his field goals, including 36.2 percent on threes. He made 74.8 percent of his free throws.

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