UPDATE 11/14/2018: SIGNED
Three-star 2019 recruit, 6’10” Malcom Wilson, of South Carolina committed to Georgetown on Tuesday morning (Sept. 25, 2018).
The big man reportedly chose Georgetown over Clemson and Rice from his “Top 3.” In an April recruiting post, Nolan/AlleninXIs said, ”Malcolm Wilson is a promising big man and Georgetown was early to offer him joining a few southern schools – Clemson and South Carolina.” We know that Jessie Govan will be promoted to the professional ranks next year and expect that Omer Yurtseven will start at center in 2019-2020 (with two years of eligibility), so the Hoyas certainly needed to add at least one big man in the class of 2019.
Georgetown offered Wilson in February and made few trips to Columbia to see him play and had in-home visit with him. Wilson will take his official visit there this weekend...
At Georgetown, Wilson will get to learn from one of the best centers in NBA history in head coach and hall of famer Patrick Ewing...
As of Sept 6th:
Ridge View 6-foot-11 big man Malcolm Wilson is taking this weekend off from his official visit travels. He went to Houston to see Rice last weekend and will go to Washington, DC to check out Georgetown next weekend. Those two, along with Clemson, remain the schools under consideration.
’The Rice visit went well, Wilson said. ’I spent a lot of time with the staff and players. Coach (Scott) Pera laid out the plan for me and the program over the next few year. They want to continue developing me as a post player and win games. In their offense, I would fit in doing work in the low post and then eventually move out from under the basket.
Thanks to Coach Patrick Ewing and Coach Louis Orr for the in-home visit today! pic.twitter.com/KxaO9h3jqM— Malcolm Wilson (@malc_wil_33) April 19, 2018
”Wilson averaged 9.9 points and 6.4 blocks for the Blazers last season... Clemson is coming off a Sweet 16 season under head coach Brad Brownell who just received a new contract extension after leading the Tigers to a 25-10 record. The 25 wins tied a program record and the 11 ACC wins set a school record... Rice went 7-24 last season and won just four games in Conference USA... Georgetown is an intriguing option. Led by former Georgetown and New York Knick star Patrick Ewing, the Hoyas went 15-15 in Ewing’s first year as head coach. He spent 15 years as an NBA assistant.”
Wait, does that say 6.4 blocks per game?
You had an in-home visit with Georgetown last week. Can you tell us about how that went?
It went well. They first started off by coming to my high school gym and watching me work out. And then came by the house and sat down and met my family, and talked to me about how he [Patrick Ewing] wanted me there and how this program would be able to help me as a player, and academically as well…
They said it depends on me and how hard I work. So whatever I improve in, or whatever I’m well [sic] at at the next level, then they’re going to find a way to work me in. But he’s looking for me to get stronger and finish around the basket on the offensive end; and on the defensive end, you know, be quicker than the person I’m defending, and block shots and grab rebounds…
My biggest strength is blocking shots, especially with defenders that aren’t as quick as I am, because I get up the floor quicker than most big men, and every now and then, especially on the Adidas circuit, I have to guard a guard possibly. But the defensive end is where I get most of my attention, along with running the floor, and then scoring on the offensive end is limited right now around the basket.
h/t to the nice work by Aidan Curran of Hoyas247 there.
Great visit at Georgetown University yesterday! pic.twitter.com/JXXkJyMW6u— Malcolm Wilson (@malc_wil_33) April 24, 2018
2019 Malcolm Wilson finished the season with 287 rebounds & 186 blocks. Was #AllRegion & #AllState this season. To top it all off, help lead his team to a State Championship WIN! The first boys basketball team in District 2 to win a State Championship. #History #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/pdvBx2OYqG— Ridge View Hoops (@RidgeViewHoops) March 7, 2018
Blazers’ big man Malcolm Wilson added eight points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots. Four of Wilson’s seven blocks came in the fourth quarter as the Redhawks made a comeback… But on the following possession, Napper found a cutting 6-foot-11 Wilson for the slam. Wilson was called for a tech for hanging onto the rim, but the Redhawks couldn’t capitalize and missed both free throws.
RT RT VanWLTX: Ridge View def Westwood 60-50. Wayln Napper w/16, Javon Anderson w/12, Malcolm Wilson & Patrick Jenkins w/8 -- Wilson w/ the slam to ice it. Russell Jones w/13, Ta'Jay Dunlap w/12. RV & Westwood tie for region, RV gets #1 seed. #basketball… pic.twitter.com/PSzciMr9fh— Ridge View High (@rvhs) February 10, 2018
Among the crowd was 2019 recruiting target 6-11 Malcolm Wilson of Ridge View.
’It was great. The energy was through the roof, Wilson said. ’Coach (Brad) Brownell and Coach (Steve) Smith were both talking to me about continuing being a great rim protector and rebounder. They stressed that to be successful I need to play into my strengths and the other things will come.
Jun 19, 2018 - Malcolm Wilson discusses what he looks for in a school and expectations for his senior year at Ridge View
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Great to add a big man and shot blocker. Coach Ewing can develop his offense. Let’s see if the other 2019 recruits start signing up right behind him.