Wilson in no hurry

D.J. Wilson, a promising senior power forward from Sacramento, has several offers but says he's in no hurry to reach a decision on his college choice...

D.J. Wilson, 6-8 SR PF Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian, is an intriguing prospect with a significant upside. Wilson has grown about three inches in the last year and he's had some injuries associated with growing so fast. While he's still growing into his body, and isn't yet physically mature, Wilson moves pretty well and has good ball skills. It's difficult to project on him right now, since he's missed so much time and he's still not 100% physically. But he's got a chance to be a high level player someday once he catches up to his body and gets some sustained time on the court.

I spoke with Wilson recently and asked about the schools that he's heard from to date.

"Colorado, Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, Notre Dame a little bit," said Wilson.

When asked which schools have offered, Wilson replied, "Colorado, Cal Poly, Nevada, Boise State, Loyola Marymount," said Wilson.

I asked Wilson if any schools stand out for him.

"No, I'm keeping my options open," said Wilson. "I didn't play last summer, so this is a big summer for me recruiting-wise."

Wilson talked a little about his injuries.

"My back has been hurt just from growing," said Wilson. "I've spent a lot of time strengthening my lower body and upper body. Right now it's just a matter of me getting in shape. I feel better, but it's just a matter of getting my wind back because I've been out so long."

I asked Wilson if he sees himself making an early decision.

"I'm going to take my time," said Wilson. "It's possible I could go to the spring."

Wilson said he has a 4.0 GPA.


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