Wilson Likes Hawkeyes

Duane Wilson is one of the better point guard prospects in the 2013 recruiting class. He unofficially visited Iowa last weekend and shares his thoughts on the Hawkeyes and other school pursuing him.

Like most recruits, Duane Wilson is looking for a good fit for college. The 2013 Milwaukee point guard feels like Iowa might be that school.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound star of Dominican High unofficially visited the Hawkeyes last weekend. He left impressed with what he saw.

"Coach (Sherman Dillard) is always telling me that I would fit into their offense," Wilson said. "I like to get up and down. They let their point guards play.

"I'll be surrounded by shooters. I can give it up when I'm not open. I like their offense and I really like their campus. Period. I like how the fans are so into basketball."

While Iowa has offered and is among the schools Wilson likes, he's not close to making a decision on which college he'll attend. He said that will happen next fall.

"Right now, I'm just evaluating different schools and seeing what I like best and what they have to offer me," Wilson said. "Does it fit me well? Will it help me get better for the next level? WIll it help me educationally?

"It's real wide open right now."

Wilson reports offers from Missouri, Marquette, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and Indiana State.

"Memphis has been coming the hardest, lately," Wilson said. "I'm hearing from Minnesota and Virginia. I got a couple of different calls from Georgetown. Washington, Oregon State and Michigan State have been on me, too."

Wilson has unofficially visited Kentucky, DePaul, Iowa, Louisville and Missouri, along with his local school.

"I go to Marquette almost like every week for games and stuff," he said

Wisconsin doesn't appear to be a player for Wilson.

"They got a commitment from Bronson Koenig," he said. "They have their point guard in 2013, but every once in a while I hear something about them coming down to visit my school. But I haven't heard from their coaches in a long time."

WIlson said the Hawkeyes have been looking at him since the summer of 2010.

"They were recruiting one of my teammates (Cinmeon Bowers on the Playground Elite AAU squad)," Wilson said. "My dad and Coach Dillard have a real good relationship. Coach came to about 10 or more of my games in July."

Iowa is expected to sign two point guards in the 2012 class - Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons, but Wilson certainly fits the profile of lead guard for which McCaffery looks.

"I'm more of a point guard that likes to score, but I pass, too," Wilson said. "I find my open teammates first and then I go for mine when I'm open. I know when to shoot and when not to shoot. I'm an uptempo point guard like Kyrie Irving and Derek Rose. I'm a good three-point shooter. I also can dribble-pull up."


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