With a state championship under his belt from last season, An'juan Wilderness is looking forward to defending the title. He's also looking at his post high school options. The 6-foot-6, 210-pound wing forward from Dunwoody High School recently visited an Atlantic 10 school and has a handful of others watching closely.
Wilderness, a three-star prospect, is gearing up for final go round at the high school level. This year he knows the challenges will be waiting for him.
"This year we know everybody is looking at us," Wilderness said. "I think we'll be able to win it again. We expect people to come at us every night and they'll be coming hard. We're getting ready for it."
Dunwoody head coach Scott Bracco says his star senior is ready and rapidly improving.
"With An'juan, he just keeps improving," Bracco said. "Everyday it's something new. If he keeps it up, people are going to have a hard time defending him. He's shooting the ball really well. I mean, he's a guard right now and that's a good mismatch for us. He can work his bigger man out to the wing and then get past him. They can't cover him because he's just so quick to the basket."
With the season right around the corner, Wilderness has been busy with recruiting. He took an official visit to Charlotte two weeks ago. Wilderness had a chance to see the 49ers in action with fellow Georgian and 2006 commit Cameron Tatum. Wilderness said he enjoyed his time with Bobby Lutz and crew.
"It was good. I liked it there. They have a good team and a nice coaching staff," Wilderness said.
Kansas State (offer), South Florida and Southern Cal are also showing interest this fall. Wilderness said he's contemplating his next move. Will he sign early or just wait until the spring?