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Basketball Recruiting

Highly-rated JUCO prospect Langston Wilson talks recruitment

October 8, 2020

Pennsylvania native and Junior College standout Langston Wilson lit up the recruiting trail all summer long. The 6-foot-9 prospect out of Georgia Highlands landed 30+ scholarship offers and bolstered himself as one of the nation’s top-rated junior college prospects in America.

It’s the day and age where Universities pride themselves on JUCO prospects and they all usually make an immediate impact on and off the court once they enroll in school. Wilson, who will have two years of eligibility in college after this season, was a major impact as a redshirt freshman this season.

Wilson played in 32 games as a redshirt freshman this past season, averaging 10.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, as the Chargers finished with a 24-8 record.

He does lead busy recruitment, as we stated above, and he broke it all down with

Which programs are still involved in your recruitment?

Wilson: “Georgia State, Miami, Florida State, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Kansas, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Oregon, Morgan State, Howard, Alabama, Maryland, Penn State, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Tulsa, Iona, SMU, just to name a few.”

You had virtual visits recently, how did those go?

Wilson: “Texas A&M, it was an overall breakdown of the school and the coaching staff and just trying to learn and get a better understanding of them so that was the main focal point of that. West Virginia was also a style of play type of zoom, so really the main focal point is you know coaches are just trying to explain to me how I would fit in their system and the types of things I would be doing in their system. Penn State recently did one also and that one went very well.”

Kansas completed one as well, correct?

Wilson: “Yeah, I did a zoom with Kansas as well. Coach Self and Coach Howard talked a little bit about you know my story and we also spoke about you know the guys from the area that I’m friends with that have had success at Kansas. We also spoke about you know their need for a forward to come in and play immediately so it was good.”

Alabama talked with you recently as well, how did that go, what’s their pitch?

Wilson: “They want me to come in and replace Herb Jones who is a really good player for them right now. I love his game, so hearing that definitely put them in the mix. Plus, Coach Oats has a great past with JUCO players at Buffalo.”

Is it possible for you to commit this month?

Wilson: “I’m not sure honestly. It is definitely possible, but I’m not set on it yet. Really just when I feel comfortable and feel like the staff has my best interest in mind both on and off the court and once I feel as though I found that situation, I’ll probably just go ahead and commit.”



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