Mohamed Bamba is no longer the only high-level talent remaining on Shaka Smart and his staff’s 2017 big board.
A former 2018 recruit, four-star Brewester Academy (N.Y) small forward Sidney Wilson announced earlier this week that he’ll be graduating in 2017 and reclassifying and on Friday night, Wilson named the Texas Longhorns in his top six, along with Syracuse, Florida, Connecticut, St. John’s and Georgia Tech.
A lanky 6’6, 170-pound Wilson is hyper-athletic three-level scorer and plays with a plenty of confidence and attitude. More so, what he brings to the table isn’t something the Longhorns No. 6-ranked 2017 class currently possesses as a do-it-all talent that can be plugged into the rotation as a two-way contributor.
While Texas will need to speed it’s recruiting strategy with Wilson up significantly now that he’s a member of the 2017 class, Smart should feel good about where he and his staff stand with the high-level Bronx native.
“Coach Smart is a great person and he is really a great guy,” Wilson recently told Horns247. “I feel that he really cares about me. He and Coach Lucas have done a great job keeping in contact with me and my family. They don’t always talk to me about basketball. They try to get to know me as a person and I feel they really care about me.”
Wilson visited Austin on January 29, but expect the staff to try and get him back to the Forty Acres very soon in hopes of continuing to bolster the incoming crop of Longhorns.
Before reclassifying, Wilson was ranked as the nation’s No. 89 player, No. 22 small forward and the No. 1 player in New York, per 247Sports Composite.