Wilson Gaining Attention

There have been a lot of successful college basketball players from Flint (MI), and Anton Wilson is working to be the next good one to come from the area.

In the state of Michigan, Anton Wilson is beginning to gain a lot of momentum. The wing from Flint (MI) Carmen-Ainsworth is in the middle of a solid junior season, and numerous schools are beginning to pick up their recruitment of him.

For Wilson it is capitalizing on his natural talent that is the issue, not a lack of ability. At around 6-foot-6 with athletic ability and a nice shooting stroke, Wilson has a lot of potential on the wing.

"He's been averaging about 17 points and six boards a game," said Wilson's AAU Coach Christian Vaughn-Dawkins. "He doesn't play as aggressive in high school. He has to be more aggressive, but he is really shooting it well."

Vaughn-Dawkins continued, "Anton is 6-foot-6 and still growing some more. He can handle the ball in traffic and is one of the better shooters in the Midwest. He has long arms and is pretty athletic, but he absolutely has to pick up his defensive ability. Offensively he is the complete package, but defensively he needs to pick things up."

With that combination of size and athleticism, several schools from both inside and outside the region are beginning to show him significant attention.

"Rhode Island is on him real hard, Baylor offered, Dayton has been up to see him, DePaul is recruiting him, and Michigan has put out some feelers," said Vaughn-Dawkins.

At the moment it seems as though two schools are putting in the most time to recruiting Wilson, and one of them could get a visit shortly.

"Rhode Island and Baylor are both working real hard," explained Vaughn-Dawkins. "I think he is planning on making a visit to Rhode Island real soon."

While those schools are putting in a lot of effort, don't expect any kind of quick decision from Wilson regarding his future.

"He is a momma's boy, so while I don't think they will rush a decision, I think he could try to get a decision done before the start of his senior season," said Vaughn-Dawkins. "I think he will have a big July, so he will probably see what is out there. I could see him deciding right after the summer."

For now Wilson is focused on finishing out his junior strong and exploring all of his options before coming to a final college decision.

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