From One Eagle to Another, Skyline’s Tristan Wilson Defines True EMU

27 Mar

WilsonWebAfter averaging 15.2 points, eight rebounds, and 4.2 blocks in his senior season for the Eagles of Ann Arbor Skyline, senior forward Tristan Wilson has decided to continue his basketball career at Eastern Michigan University.

The youngest of the four public high schools in Ann Arbor, expectations for Skyline were generally low at the beginning of the 2013-2014 high school season.  After an erratic 2-3 start to the season, the Eagles finished the season 15-5, making their way to the state quarterfinals before bowing out to Muskegon.  However, Skyline was able to defeat statewide ranked teams such as Ann Arbor Huron, and Kalamazoo Central.

“Best season in school history,” Tristan had to say.  “Won districts for the first time and regionals, and as a whole just made a better overall teammate and player.”

Eastern Michigan runs in Tristan veins.  His father, Theron Wilson, is the schools all-time leading shot blocker.  A second key piece for Tristan deciding to become an Eagle was because of the connection he developed with Head Coach Rob Murphy, and assistant coach Mike Brown.  His length, athleticism, and defensive presence were all selling points to the EMU basketball program, and sees himself a perfect fit in the Eagle 2-3 zone defense.

“I’ll be playing the 4 (position),” Tristan had to say.  “Athletic, long, in the left or right of the 2-3 (zone) kind of like Glen Bryant, one of their graduating seniors from this past season.”

Wilson is now the second in-state commit for the Eagles.  The first was Canton’s Jordan Nobles, a fellow 6’8″ long and athletic forward.

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