AJ Wilson: Elite 1 Spotlight Preview

Name: AJ Wilson
Class: 2016
School: Undecided
Height: 6’8”
AAU: DC Premier

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Next to the word “versatile” in the dictionary is a picture of AJ Wilson. It is the simplest way to depict what AJ brings to the table not only on the basketball court, but in life as well. He spends his time off the court to study industrial engineering and biology, in addition to mentoring young children.

With the ball in his hands, he shows a different side of his personality. His mentality on the court is relatable to Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala. His dad said, “When he was younger, defense and court awareness were two of his strongest traits. He built his core skills around hustle and hard work.”

Like Iguodala, Wilson fills the stat sheet every time he steps on the floor. He is 4th in blocks for the Under Armor Association, 1st on DC Premier in rebounding and 3rd on DC Premier in scoring.

Playing for the 5th ranked AAU team (DC Premier) in the country, AJ has really improved his offensive skill set. He has shown his perimeter shooting ability to stretch the defense, and a strong penetration game that opens things up for his teammates.

Recently, the rising senior picked up his 12th offer from UCF. When asked about his several offers he said, “ I am very blessed to receive every offer on the table. I am proud to see how much I have grown over the years.”

His huge upside has high major programs such as Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Xavier very interested in recruiting him. In addition, AJ is still looking for a high school to attend next year. He has received offers from several schools within the DMV area and some outside of it.

In the meantime, Wilson will attend Hoop Group Elite Session 1 and several AAU events in anticipation of growing interest. I asked his dad why AJ is the right option for any school and he said, “Some program will be getting a humble kid who understands a blue collar lifestyle. There aren’t too many kids like him.”

 

 

 

Offers: UCF, Nevada, Drexel, Miami (OH), College of Charleston, Monmouth, Penn State, Chattanooga, VCU, Towson, High Point, URI, St. Joe’s

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