Derrick Wilson

RCSI: 139 (2011)
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Position: G
High School: Hotchkiss School (Connecticut)
Hometown: Flensburg, Germany
College: Marquette
Current Team: Prishtina
Win - Loss: 2 - 4


HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports, Part Two

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Scott Nadler
Scott Nadler
Joseph Treutlein
Joseph Treutlein
Jan 21, 2009, 01:35 pm
Derrick Wilson was one of the nicer surprises of the first two days, showing a very impressive game for a sophomore point guard, pouring in 30 points in 30 minutes on 11-for-22 shooting, while also pulling in 7 rebounds, dishing out 4 assists, and making 2 blocks and 2 steals.

Wilson isn't super athletic for a point guard, though considering he has a little baby fat to lose, and is already 6'2 as a sophomore, it's way too early to conclude that he has any limitations physically, as he's clearly not done growing and clearly is nowhere near his athletic potential. Regardless, he makes very good use of his strong frame now, and doesn't let his lack of top-end speed hold him back, showing an excellent grasp of speed and direction changes, putting on a nice display of dribble-driving here.

He went exclusively to the right in his one game here, though he never made it seem that way, as he incorporated pivots, hop steps, hesitation dribbles, hand changes, and other moves to throw off his defender, while going all the way to the rim on some occasions and pulling up in the lane on others. His repertoire on the dribble-drive at this age is very impressive, and even more so is his ability to use it. He also shows good body control and ability to adjust in traffic, but even though he makes good use of the high glass on some of his attempts, his finishing ability leaves a little to be desired, though it's in part due to his just average explosiveness.

Wilson didn't rely on his jump shot much, so it's hard to accurately assess it, but his form looked fairly solid on the few attempts we saw. He hit just 1-of-3 from behind the arc, though the one make was a rushed shot at the end of the shot clock that he luckily banked in.

As a point guard, Wilson showed no problems bringing the ball up the floor, handling pressure well, moving the ball around, and making a few simple drive-and-kicks. It's questionable how good his vision and his ability to create for others are, being hard to judge on a team that obviously relies on his scoring.

Looking forward, Wilson appears to have a successful future ahead of him, showing good maturity at his age with a well-developed skill set, while he's also already 6'2 with decent athleticism as a high school sophomore. If he can grow a few inches and/or improve his quickness/explosiveness, he could turn into an interesting prospect, especially if he continues to expand his skill set.

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