At 24-0, Dunwoody HS (GA) in metro Atlanta has turned some heads in the Southeast. One of the main reasons why is talented sophomore An’juan Wilderness, a 6-foot-6, 210 pound forward. RivalsHoops was able to catch the No. 47 player on the Rivals50 list in action. Read on to find out what schools have been in to see the youngster in action.
RivalsHoops was able to catch Wilderness in action over the weekend and came away impressed with his versatility. Last season, the 6-foot-6 youngster look liked a power forward but now he is showing skills of a high major small forward with is ability to put the ball on the floor and create for himself on the wing.
What impressed us the most was his passing ability and wherewithal to get the ball into the hot hands of his teammates. Although, he scored a season low eight points, he did mange to dish out eight assists in a lop-sided Dunwoody win. On the year, he is averaging 23 points and 14 rebounds a game.
“I’ve said it before, I believe that An’juan is one of the top five players in the state regardless of classification or grade,” Dunwoody head coach Scott Bracco said.
Those are high honors considering who he shares the state with: Dwight Howard (No. 1 on the Rivals150), Randolph Morris (No. 15 on the Rivals150), Robert Dozier (No. 71 on the Rivals150), Toney Douglas (No. 74 on the Rivals150), Louis Williams (No. 11 on the Rivals75) and Mike Mercer (No. 28 on the Rivals75).
Wilderness, a four-star prospect and No. 47 on the Rivals50 for the class of 2006, has garnered attention from several high majors after his fabulous freshman campaign. Averaged 19 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and three steals as a freshman.
“Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Louisville, Texas and a lot of other schools but those are the ones that I have seen or know that are involved with me,” Wilderness said. The four SEC schools have already made the pilgrimage out to Georgia to see the talented forward in action this season.
Wilderness is one of the main reasons why Dunwoody HS is sitting on a perfect 24-0 record and a number state ranking in the 4-A classification. They will move into their region tournament play on Friday. Stay tuned to RivalsHoops with updates on Wilderness and all of the other promising players in the class of 2006.