Washington Nabs Utah Wing

The Washington Huskies went into Utah and mined one of the state's top treasures on Monday. Lorenzo Romar has himself a new wing from the Class of 2009.

The Washington Huskies moved quickly and snapped up Pleasant Grove (Utah) High standout C.J. Wilcox. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard selected the Huskies after listening to pitches from Utah, Miami, Florida State, Nebraska and a host of other programs.

According to Craig Wilcox, C.J.'s father, it was a good old-fashioned gut feeling that drove the commitment home for Washington. "The only thing that I can go on is he had great options. After we went out for the visit and got home, it just felt right."

Wilcox may be tough to track down. He spends most of his time working individually on his game and may not play traveling team ball this summer.

"He's pretty excited about the commitment and ready to work. (The commitment) may surprise some people in Utah. Some didn't think he was quite that level."

Wilcox, according to a previous story, sports a 3.9 GPA. A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Wilcox averaged 23.7 points.


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