It was a rousing start to the summer evaluation period for New York small forward Sid Wilson.
Scoring 17 points for a camp team where minutes are shared among 10 Division I level players is not easily accomplished. The 6-foot-7, 185-pound Wilson managed it each of his opening three games at last week’s Under Armour All-American Camp in Charlotte.
Then he finished off the camp on Friday with a 23-point outburst. His 18.5 points per game average left him the third overall leading scorer in the camp, trailing only five-star forward Kris Wilkes and top 70 ranked rising senior Nickeil Alexander-Walker, a Virginia Tech commit.
Wilson is a Class of 2018 prospect, having reclassified earlier this year as part of his move from Bronx (N.Y.) St. Raymond to prep school power Brewster Academy in New Hampshire.
“It is just for development, trying to get better so I can make an impact on the college level,” Wilson said. “The move to 2018 will help me make my body bigger and then have more time to grow as a player and as a person.”
He showed in Charlotte that he’s not a guy that coaches will have to worry about consistently playing hard on the court, something he touched on when asked to describe his game.
“I’m active, high motor. I get to the basket, play above the rim, real athletic and try to do whatever it takes for my team to win,” Wilson said.
There were a lot of big dunks during the week but not many better than Wilson’s opening night tomahawk over an opposing center off his drive down the middle.
“I have been really working about coming off a screen, taking one dribble and getting to the basket and today the lane just opened up for me, the big man jumped at the end and I just caught him,” Wilson said.
While he’s not ranked in his class the interest level was already pretty high coming into the camp.
“Indiana, Texas, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Rhode Island, Temple, those are the main schools,” Wilson said.
Indiana assistant coach Chuck Martin is a St. Raymond alum.
“Coach Martin texts me almost every two days,” Wilson said. “He tries to talk to me about my development as a player, what I need to do to get better. He has a lot of confidence in me.”
The two have continued to talk about Wilson making it to Bloomington for a visit.
“He said any time when I can make time. Maybe August is when I can try to get up there,” Wilson said.