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Wilderness ready for summer

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Like most prep stars, An'juan Wilderness has a busy summer ahead of him. He'll make stops at the NBA Players Association camp and the adidas Superstar camp and then hit the AAU circuit with his Atlanta Celtics club. He's also looking forward to playing in front of college coaches once again and finding out what programs are serious about bringing him into their respective programs.
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School knows this is his last summer playing against the best players from coast to coast. He's trying to make the most of it all the while improving his game.
"I know I can do a lot better. I just try to play hard every time out," Wilderness said. "Everybody wants to score the ball on our (AAU) team so I go out there and defend and hustle and rebound. I try to help us out in that way."
With offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Ohio State and Texas on the table and with Florida and Florida State keeping a close eye on the athletic wing, Wilderness is ready to show he can play for any of those programs over the next two months.
Wilderness had a chance to check out the University of Arkansas when he traveled to Fayetteville for the Real Deal on the Hill in April. According to the three-star prospect, the area was similar to his namesake.
"It's in the country but everything about the school was nice," Wilderness said. "I'm glad I went out there and saw it for myself."
While he said the trip to the SEC school didn't elevate the Razorbacks in his eyes, he said he's ready to hit the road and see some more programs.
"When I visit, I know I'll go see Florida and Texas for sure," Wilderness said. "I'll probably take my visits at the end of the summer.
"I'm just looking for a good education, good style of play and a place where I can earn playing time as a freshman," he said.
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