Schools taking late look at Wilson

Point guards are always in demand, and Devin Wilson is starting to attract major attention.

It is no secret that scoring is down in college basketball, and a big reason for that is a lack of quality point guard play. Because of that coaches are all searching for someone who can run their team, and one player who is getting a lot of late looks is Devin Wilson.

A two-sport start at McKees Rocks (Penn.) Montour, Wilson is a good athlete who has chosen basketball over football, and now that decision could be paying off with an excellent senior season.

"I think the season has gone pretty good," said Wilson. "I am averaging numbers that I haven't averaged in the last several years, and as a team we have been successful so it is pretty good."

Recruiting wise Wilson has been a priority guy for mid-majors for a while now, but recently some high-majors have really stepped things up.

"George Mason has been up a lot, Western Michigan, Villanova was at a game, Saint Joseph's recently offered, West Virginia watched me last week, Arkansas has called, there are just a bunch of new teams in the mix," noted Wilson.

The latest offer for Wilson came from Phil Martelli and the Hawks, and it is one he was excited about.

"It was real nice to get an offer from them," said Wilson. "They have only seen me play one time, and off of that and watching tape it showed how they feel about me. Also St. Joe's is a good school that isn't far away and it is in the A-10 which is good basketball."

At the moment West Virginia isn't ready to offer, but Bob Huggins is taking a close look.

"They were at the game, I know Coach Huggins was there and so was Coach (Ron) Everhart," Wilson explained of WVU. "I know Coach Everhart from Duquesne when he was the coach there, he was recruiting me. That haven't showed a ton of interest, but I just kind of think they wanted to check things out."

At the moment Wilson is finishing up his high school year, and after that he intends to take visits to George Mason and St. Joe's for sure, and then possibly set up others well.

On those visits he will look at a few key factors.

"Definitely playing time, I want to come in and be able to compete to get early playing time," explained Wilson. "Distance isn't really a problem for me. I will play anywhere as long as it is a place that just feels like home."

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