Aaliyah Wilson Signs With W. Basketball
|Jailyn Mason||PG||5-9||Mason, Ohio||William Mason HS|
|Yasmeen Ratliff||C||6-5||Alpharetta, Georgia||St. Francis Day|
|Sydney Stout||F||6-0||Bixby, Oklahoma||Bixby HS|
|Kiara Williams||F/C||6-1||Little Rock, Arkansas||Little Rock Central HS|
|Aaliyah Wilson||G/F||5-10||Muskogee, Oklahoma||Muskogee HS|
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – With the early signing period winding down, the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team added to its impressive class Wednesday when Muskogee, Oklahoma’s Aaliyah Wilson signed a National Letter of Intent to be a Razorback.
The 5-11 guard/forward joins the four other early signees for Arkansas head coach Jimmy Dykes and his staff. Wilson joins Jailyn Mason, Yasmeen Ratliff, Sydney Stout and Kiara William’s who signed last week.
“Aaliyah Wilson is one of the top players in the entire country in the 2016 class, Dykes said. “She is an explosive attacking guard who is a very physical defender. She is a terrific rebounder and can score in multiple ways. She has a chance to be special.”
Wilson is a two-time Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year who earned Super 5 and First-Team All-State honors as a junior. She averaged 19.2 points and 9.1 rebounds per game last season and is the No. 6-ranked player in the state this season. ESPN Hoopgulrz ranks Wilson as the No. 5 guard and a No. 30 overall prospect.
Muskogee High was the Class 6A runner-up last season and Wilson enters her senior year with 1,252 career points, 599 career rebounds and 194 career assists. She selected Arkansas after visiting Baylor, Rutgers, Kansas and LSU.
Wilson earned Muskogee High School Senior of the Week honors recently and is active in 2much2lose, African American Heritage Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She will pursue a professional career in the WNBA as well as a career as a physical therapist.
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