Friday, June 27, 2008

Tarleton Basketball signs another

Texans add JC transfer Wilson

Courtesy: Tarleton State University
Release: 06/26/2008

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman has announced the signing of another men’s basketball student-athlete, Jeremiah Wilson.

Wilson, a 6-7, 200-pound forward from Chicago, Ill., will transfer to the Texans from Casper College.

“We are very excited about signing Jeremiah Wilson,” Reisman said. “Jeremiah has a lot of versatility for a player at 6-7; he is an outstanding outside shooter who averaged almost a double-double in a very tough junior college league. He made an official visit to a mid-major Division I school last year, and we really do feel he has the talent to play at that level. I really think he solidifies our team at the four position because he handles the ball well, he passes ball well and he truly understands the game. He reminds me a lot of Danny Jones, who is a former player that is playing professional basketball in Europe. He has his priorities in order and wants to get his education, but he will be a joy to watch and coach on the basketball floor.”

“The coaching staff and the players are all on the same page and want to win,” Wilson said. “They have coaches that care about the players and their basketball skill and their education. I could tell Coach Reisman was a nice guy that took care of business, and he does a great job with the basketball program. I am going to work hard and put my all into becoming the best player I can be so I can help the team become a better team and win.”

Last season at CC under head coach Gary Becker, Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while helping his team to the regional semifinals and a 20-12 record. He ranked No. 28 in Division I junior colleges in rebounds per game. Wilson recorded 30 points and 12 rebounds against Laramie Community College, 26 points and 18 rebounds versus Arizona Western and 20 points and nine rebounds against Northeastern Junior College for his best games of the year. He had 15 double-doubles last season and was a first team all-conference selection as well as first team all-region IX selection.

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