Bobby Lutz has made a good living of producing talented wing forward players in his tenure at UNC-Charlotte. On Thursday, he landed a player that has all of the tools of becoming another good player in the Atlantic 10 school's system. An'juan Wilderness, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound forward from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, signed his letter of intent with the 49ers.
"Bobby recruits players like An'juan and I think there are probably only four or five schools that really make the most sense for him and I think he chose the right one for his style of play," says Dunwoody head coach Scott Bracco.
Wilderness, a three-star prospect, fit's the mold of the tradition wing forwards that play or have played in the 49ers system. Big, strong and athletic, Wilderness is a difficult player to defend both on the blocks and on the wing.
"That's the perfect fit for both Charlotte and An'juan," Bracco said. "He fits perfectly with their style of play. An'juan is very good in transition basketball."
The new Atlantic 10 school is getting two of the top players from the Peach State. Wilderness joins Tucker high school stud Cameron Tatum. Assistant coach Dalonte Hill served as the primary recruiter for both. Tatum and Wilderness visited Charlotte at the same time two weeks ago.
"He really liked the campus, the coaches and the players. An'juan had a chance to watch them practice and saw that it was perfect for him," Bracco said. "He really liked what he saw."
Wilderness also considered South Florida, Tulane, Kansas State and Southern Cal.