2013 Whitefish Bay Dominican H.S. point guard Duane Wilson Jr. committed to Marquette on Tuesday, marking the second commitment for Buzz Williams and the Golden Eagles for the 2013 class. Wilson is the younger cousin of current sophomore forward, Jamil Wilson.
Wilson announced his commitment to the Golden Eagles at a pep rally at his high school, three days after the 6-foot-3 point guard led his team to the WIAA Division 4 state title. Wilson finished with 24 points in the 61-43 win over Cuba City. He chose Marquette over Memphis and Missouri. According to ESPN.com, Wilson also had offers from Tennessee, Virginia Tech and Iowa.
Wilson joins fellow in-state recruit Deonte Burton in the 2013 class, filling the last open scholarship for the class.
ESPN.com ranks Wilson as the No. 16 point guard in the 2013 class, and Rivals.com lists him as the No. 128 overall player in his class. Both those ranks are expected to improve after Wilson’s successful junior season and state title.
Should injured center Chris Otule apply and receive a sixth year for the 2013 season, Marquette would be over the scholarship limit by one.
Wilson’s commitment will give Marquette another point guard option when current point guard Junior Cadougan graduates following the 2012-2013 season.
At 6-foot-3, Wilson has excellent size and already has a frame that will allow him to compete for minutes right away. He could compete for the starting job with Derrick Wilson and potentially Vander Blue.
At this point in his career, Wilson’s superior talent has allowed him to play as a score-first point guard. He is a solid dribbler who can get to the paint and use his size to finish, and he also has range from beyond the arc.
Based on film, Wilson is a good passer in transition and is working on his half court passing. Williams may transform Wilson into a shooting guard in the mold of a Darius Johnson-Odom or Vander Blue, and, at just 17-years-old, he may not be done growing.
Wilson’s commitment may also give the Golden Eagles the inside track on 2015 center Diamond Stone, a teammate of Wilson’s at Dominican H.S..
Wilson’s commitment means the Golden Eagles could potentially have three players with the same last name in two years (Jamil, Derrick and Duane).