A’ja Wilson, a 6-foot-4 forward from Hopkins, S.C who is the top rated player in the Class of 2014, announced today that she will attend South Carolina. She made her decision during a ceremony at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and it was televised nationally as part of the ESPNU Signing Day Special.
Wilson had also been considering UConn, North Carolina and Tennessee. She averaged 34.4 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 5.4 blocks and 3.2 steals in leading Heathwood Hall to a 23-4 record and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Class AAA state championship this season.
“There’s just no place like home,’’ Wilson said. “There really isn’t. And it’s just a great program, and Coach (Dawn) Staley’s really starting out something great. So I would just love to be a part of it.’’