Wilson To Play At South Carolina


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.’’


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4 Responses

  1. Dr Joe says:

    No surprise. Her father made an arrogant comment about establishing her own legacy elsewhere and not being part of U Conn. I doubt she wanted to play second fiddle to Stewie.

  2. xona says:

    She chose flash over substance. She will be the star of South Carolina. Unfortunately when March rolls around – A’ja will watch on television as UCONN treks towards the final four and additional national championships.
    and, no offense, but Staley is not anywhere the coach is Geno – PERIOD – end of discussion.

  3. Robert R. LIndh says:

    Don’t think much of Staley as a coach.Period.Too each his or her own!!!!Only time will tell.If ever a NC.

  4. Mike McManus says:

    I’m not at all surprised. I’m no wizard by any means but in an earlier comment, I gave the same reasons, ie. Dawn Staley is building a strong program, the team is on the rise, and I think she also has a HS team mate who has already committed to S. Carolina. We can only wish her well. Being biased, I could say that she would develop further under Geno but in fact she also might eventually become a great pro athlete under Staley. I hope that Geno and his staff can find a recruit(s) with some height who can back-fill behind Stokes and Stewart. I think that will be the secret to success in the coming years.