Phoenix College Shemar Wilson Among Elite ACCAC Prospects

by Anthony Ray | Posted on Sunday, June 21st, 2020

With the fate of the 2020-2021 ACCAC Junior College season still undetermined and waiting in the balance, many prospects in the conference are missing out a great deal on their college recruitment. One of the elite returning prospects in the conference is Phoenix College 6-foot-9, 215-pound rising sophomore forward Shemar Wilson. Wilson is coming off a very productive freshman season for Phoenix College and Head Coach Duane Eason last year, and was expected to have a very big off-season, until the growing COVID-19 pandemic caused a hault in basketball action and events across the country.

While there have been numerous exposure events for high school prospects in the West, there have not been events for returning junior college prospects to participate in. As a result, top-rated juco prospects like Shemar Wilson have missed out on their biggest summer of their young careers.

Wilson, who currently has offers on the table for himself from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Louisiana and Texas-Rio Grande Valley, is another prospect worthy of much higher college recruitment. While top-rated junior college prospects often do not see their share of college recruitment until the season begins or even late in the junior college season, Wilson's college recruitment has become stagnant, although he is a potential high-major division-I talent.

Last season as a freshman for Phoenix College, Wilson averaged very impressive numbers - 12.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, while shooting 64.1% from the field. Among the league leaders statistically in the ACCAC, Wilson was expected to have a big sophomore season and rank among the league's elite overall producers. This young man could have potentially led our league in scoring and rebounding this season. But now, we will have to wait to see if there will even be a junior college season in the state. Regardless of the future of the 2020-2021 junior college season, Wilson is one juco prospect that can help a four-year college program immediately, and should see a serious rise in his college recruitment over time - especially if he waits it out or sits out this season, if there is no season.

Wilson is a long and rangy athletic forward prospect with serious bounce off the floor, good hands and feet and very good timing. Much more polished and agile than most post players his size, Wilson is a serious athletic talent that competes at a high level and changes the game with his intensity and ability to make plays. A very difficult match-up for opposing post players, Wilson is an absolute match-up nightmare that has better quickness than most post players his size and an ability to finish strong at the rim over defenders. He is an aggressive shotblocker and rebounder that collects rebounds outside of his area, and runs the floor hard and finishes very well in transition.

Wilson also has excellent work ethic and works very hard on his craft to develop as a player. A gym rat, according to Phoenix College Head Coach Duane Eason, Wilson has the tools and mentality to really become something special over time.

"I don't understand why college programs are knocking down his door," said Eason. "What are they looking for? He (Wilson) can help someone immediately. You won't find a better mannered kid either - yes sir, no sir."

Wilson is among the top returning overall prospects in the ACCAC, and I am definitely a fan. With the growing immense pressure to win today in Division-I college athletics, it has become more and more important to bring in quality older talent - either through the junior college ranks or through grad transfers. Wilson is one prospect that fits the bill, and is being missed on by numerous college programs across the country. I would advise any college program that reads this to get on him.

Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Wilson is among the elite returning juco prospects in the ACCAC currently, after posting impressive overall numbers during his freshman season. A long and rangy athletic forward prospect with serious bounce off the floor, good hands and feet and very good timing. Much more polished and agile than most post players his size, Wilson is a serious athletic talent that competes at a high level and changes the game with his intensity and ability to make plays. A very difficult match-up for opposing post players, Wilson is an absolute match-up nightmare that has better quickness than most post players his size and an ability to finish strong at the rim over defenders. He is an aggressive shotblocker and rebounder that collects rebounds outside of his area, and runs the floor hard and finishes very well in transition. Wilson has tremendous upside, as a result of his length and athleticism. An excellent sleeper juco prospect that can contribute on day one.

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  1. Delores Wilson Randle says:

    We are so proud of Shemar Wilson! From his family in Mississippi! It was an honor to attend his high school graduation as well as follow his basketball achievements. We are looking forward to his next milestone on on the basketball court. We can’t wait for the next opportunity to come see him play!
    Respectfully,
    Cemer Wilson, Jr., Grandfather
    Delores Wilson Randle, Aunt

    • Anthony Ray says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words regarding Shemar! I am proud of his accomplishments as well. What a fine young man he has become, and I barely know him, but have been very impressed with his character.

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