This is the time of year when more and more buzz starts to build about non seniors. In the Midwest, one of the most buzzed about juniors is Duane Wilson.
The point guard at Milwaukee (Wisc.) Dominican has been playing to good reviews from those who have seen him.
Now grown to 6-foot-3 and having added athleticism, Wilson has been averaging around 19 points, six assists and five rebounds per game while leading his squad to an impressive 13-1 record.
"I've been playing very well," Wilson told Rivals.com. "My assists and rebounding have gone up this year and I've been basically leading my team and being a leader."
Wilson has always had a very good first step. He's also been able to score and has often times played off the ball as a younger player because of his ability to score.
Moving forward, though, he's all about playing the point and that's been his focus.
"My point guard skills, playmaking and getting my teammates involved has really improved," said Wilson. "I'm going to keep going on from there and working on the rest of my game."
College programs have taken plenty of notice. So far, Wilson reports offers from Marquette, Memphis, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Iowa and Missouri. The likes of Washington, Minnesota, DePaul, Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia and Louisville are also becoming more involved with his recruitment.
"Coaches say that they like my improved playmaking skills and how explosive I am," said Wilson of how coaches approach his recruitment. "I know I can score when I need to but I know when to and when not to score and just run a team."
Over the weekend, Wilson made a trip to Memphis with his father to check out Josh Pastner's crew.
"It was nice," said Wilson of the visit. "I just liked the atmosphere and the crowd. I liked the campus too."
Despite significant attention, Wilson says that he's still pretty open. He'll also be paying attention to watches him in April before cutting his list down to a more easily managed list.
"Right now I'm pretty wide open," said Wilson. "I don't think I'll narrow anything down until June. I want to see how things go when coaches come around and watch us in April now that they can do that."
Currently ranked #128 nationally in the 2013 Rivals150, Wilson says that when he does cut his list down, he'll be paying attention to the usual things.
"When you go to games, how pumped the crowd, coaches and players are," said Wilson of what he's taking notice of. "I want to be able to trust the whole coaching staff and not just the head coach. So it's the staff, the crowd and the offense."