Before the early signing period came and went, Buzz Williams and his staff at Marquette were determined to land a point guard. They cut it close, but they got their wish on Monday night when Derrick Wilson selected the Golden Eagles.
One of the toughest players in the country, regardless of position, Wilson is a physical six-foot tall and 215 pound point guard. He preps at Lakeville (Conn.) Hotchkiss where he's grown under the tutelage of coach Fred Benjamin. During the summers, Wilson has hit the floor with the traditionally powerful New York Gauchos.
Whether it's with Hotchkiss or the Gauchos, people know exactly what they are going to get from Wilson. He's going to use his length and power to play physical, in your face defense. He's going to rebound well for a guard and he's going to take care of the ball and get those around him involved.
A three-star prospect, Wilson is the second member of Marquette's 2011 recruiting class. He joins four-star small forward Juan Anderson.