Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday was a great day for Coach Shaka Smart and the VCU basketball program as they secured a commitment from 6'6, 200 pound combo forward Kasey Wilson out of North Port, Florida. Wilson picked the Rams over the University of Ohio out of the MAC (We also beat them out for 2010 recruit and Ohio-native Rob Brandenberg. ESPN broke the report first and ESPN recruiting coordinator Reggie Rankin was impressed yet again with the job Coach Smart has done on the recruiting trail.
Rankin is very impressed by this land for head coach Shaka Smart and his staff.
"This is a terrific early get for VCU. After a tremendous fall and winter he is definitely a junior on the rise.
"His toughness and ability to play inside-out will be huge for the Rams. Plus he comes from a terrific AAU program (Florida Elite) so you know he's been well coached and he's a great student.
"Shaka and his staff hit a home run with this commitment," Rankin
Wilson is a tough and gritty forward who has made leaps and strides every year. As a sophomore his game consisted of primarily back-to-the basket moves and layups. As a junior he is now regularly finishing above the rim and shoots around 2 3-pointers a game. He is ranked as a 3-star by Rivals, a 2-star by Scout, and graded an 89 on ESPN (#44 PF in 2011 class). SWFLHoops.com has him ranked as the #1 overall prospect in Southwest Florida and FloridaHoops.com has him ranked as the #15 overall prospect in Florida for the Class of 2011. He is Shaka's first recruit in the 2011 class and possibly the earliest commit in VCU basketball history.
Here is some video of the high flying forward going to the rack from SWFLHoops.com: