Wilkerson Picks Texas Tech
First Damon Bailey and now Justin Wilkerson.
Texas Tech head coach Bobby Knight offered Wilkerson a scholarship and he accepted. The news here is that Wilkerson is a sophomore member of the Class of 2005.
There are some in Texas who are under the impression that this is the state's first-ever sophomore commitment in hoops. Nationally, unless we missed something, this is the first known commitment from a member of the 2005 class.
Apparently, the family went down to Lubbock, liked it and committed when offered. As a freshman, Wilkerson averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds. According to an Associated Press report, he also blocked 100 shots and made 40 3-pointers.
He is listed my Texas high school basketball scout Mike Kundstadt as one of the best sophomores in the Dallas area.
Knight offered then 8th grader Damon Bailey a scholarship to Indiana. The move worked out well as the high school legend was an All-Big Ten performer during his career in Bloomington.