Q&A: 2012 Guard Anton Wilson


Anton Wilson (Flint Carman Ainsworth) visited Michigan before the team took off for Europe and had the chance to sit in on a practice.  Wilson is a 6-foot-5 2012 wing prospect who played for Team Pride this summer.  He was a little overshadowed by all the star power on his AAU team (Ray Lee and Matt Costello, specifically) but still managed to impress plenty of coaches and jump on their radar.  He’s a good scorer with solid range and athleticism.  He’s also extremely long and wiry, especially for a guard.  Here’s what Anton had to say about the visit.

Describe your game. I’m a scorer.  I like to score and get my team involved.  And I like to rebound.

You have visited Michigan, correct? Yes.

What did you think of the visit? It was great.  They told me about the student part of being a student-athlete.  They showed me how, if I went there I would be spending my day in academic courses.  It was awesome.

Did you meet some of the Michigan coaches on your visit?  What did you think of the new staff? Yeah, they were awesome.  They’re great.  They told me a lot of stuff about the school.

What did you think of practice?  Did you meet anyone on the team? The practice ran great.  It’s like, you got to go hard in practice to go hard in a game.  I pretty much met the whole team when I was at camp.

Who has offered you so far? Baylor, Central Michigan, Cleveland State, Rhode Island.

Who else has shown interest in you? Georgetown, Indiana, Ball State, Michigan, Michigan State, USC and that’s about it.

If you were to receive an offer from Michigan, where would they rank on your list of schools? Probably number one.

How do you think AAU season went? I think I was able to turn a lot of heads.  I played great.

Any other visits planned for the summer? No, not really.

Any timeframe for commitment? My senior year.

How would your game fit into Michigan’s offense? They run the ball and they also run set plays.  I love to push the ball but when I have to run set plays I can do that.

Anything specific you’re focused on improving right now? My defense .  That’s the main thing.  And my ball handling.

Any player you’re compared to? Glen Rice and Kevin Durant.

What ultimately goes into your decision? Academics, the school culture, their graduation rate and the basketball program.

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