Wilson Big East Bound

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, November 15th, 2010

Wilson Big East Bound

Hillhouse senior guard Freddie Wilson ended his recruitment on Friday when he not only made a verbal commitment to Seton Hall but also immediately signed his National Letter of Intent. 

Wilson visited Seton Hall in October and was also considering Fordham and Drexel.  He was rumored to be potentially waiting until the late signing period to finalize his plans as recently as last week but ultimately couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join Seton Hall’s program according to Hillhouse coach Renard Sutton. 

“They sent the paperwork on Friday and we signed it and sent it right back,” Sutton said. 

For Wilson, the opportunity to attend Seton Hall represented everything he was looking for, both on and off the court. 
“This decision came down to more than just playing basketball,” Sutton said of Wilson.  “It was for the elements of being close to home, the small setting of the school, and of course playing in the Big East.

Sutton also said the Pirates coaching staff, specifically head coach Kevin Willard and assistant Shaheen Halloway, were very impressive. 

“We felt the coaching staff had tremendous experience for being a young staff,” Sutton said.  “Both coaches [Willard and Halloway] had successful playing careers in the Big East and played professionally.”

Wilson has had a star studded career at Hillhouse, winning multiple SCC titles and numerous individual accolades and entering his senior year as the consensus top player in the CIAC this year. 

On the AAU circuit, Wilson has run with the Connecticut Basketball Club and was a big part of the team’s success this summer as they advanced to the final four of AAU Nationals. 

A creative guard, who can both score the ball and set the table for others, Wilson should be capable of playing either backcourt position at the next level. 

He joins Northfield Mount Hermon’s Aaron Cosby in the Pirates’ class of 2011.