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Damon Wilson: Basketball Player

Damon Paris Wilson is my full name. On September 18, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia. Charlie and Damon Wilson’s son. Their father was a football player at Georgia Tech. Dominique, his older sister, played basketball at NC State before being drafted into the WNBA.

Honors

  • Career Double-Doubles: 2
  • Spring 2020 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 All-ACC Academic Team
  • Graduated in speech communications

2019-2020

Finished career with career highs in nearly every statistical category. Averaged 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three, and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. Started all 32 games and averaged 27.4 minutes per game. I had 33 steals and six blocked shots.

In the season opener against Brewton-Parker, he scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting and went 4-of-4 from 3-point range with seven rebounds. At Georgetown, he scored 15 points while shooting 6-of-6 from the free throw line. In the 2K Empire Classic, he had 13 points, six assists, and five rebounds against Prairie View A&M. With eight points and eight rebounds at California Baptist in the 2K Empire Classic, I just missed a double-double… At Mercer, he finished with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and five rebounds.

Against UT Arlington, I tied a career-high with 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting and six rebounds…At Arkansas State, I just missed a double-double with 19 points and eight rebounds… At South Alabama, he had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, as well as five assists. At ULM, he scored 13 points on three 3-pointers. Against Coastal Carolina, I scored 20 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line and had three steals… On Senior Day against Little Rock, he had 20 points and six rebounds.

2018-2019

GSU’s first season on the court 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game, shooting 51.1 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from 3-point range… Averaging 19.9 minutes per game, he appeared in all 34 games, starting 15 of them, including the final four of the season. I finished the game with 45 assists and 30 steals.

In GSU’s first game against ETSU on opening night, he grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and scored six points. Finished with 17 points in 36 minutes against Georgia in the Cayman Islands Classic third-place game. At Tulane, he scored 16 points in 24 minutes on 5-of-8 shooting. Off the bench, he went 7-of-9 from the field and finished with 16 points against Middle Georgia State.

At Troy, he earned his first Sun Belt start and finished with seven points. At Coastal Carolina, he scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 4-of-4 from 3-point range. Returned to the starting lineup against Arkansas State, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with four assists. At Georgia Southern, he had his first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds, as well as 11 assists, clinching the Sun Belt regular season title. In the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship Game, he scored 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting against UT Arlington. In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, he had eight points and seven rebounds against Houston.

2017-2018

According to NCAA transfer rules, he redshirted the 2017-18 season.

2016-17 (PITT)

Played in 29 of 33 games, including his first career start against Duquesne. Per game, he averaged 0.8 points, 0.5 rebounds, and 0.3 assists.

In 14 minutes of action against No. 12 North Carolina, he scored two points… Finished with a season-high seven points against No. 13 Louisville while playing 20 minutes. Against Miami (Fla.), he went 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Against Duquesne, he had two points and two assists. Against Gardner-Webb, I had five points and four rebounds. In the season opener against Eastern Michigan, he grabbed two rebounds.

2015-16 (PITT)

Named to the All-ACC Academic Team while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. I played in 30 games. 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game. The free throw percentage was 70.5 percent (31-of-44).

At Georgia Tech, he had four rebounds and a steal. At No. 9 North Carolina, he scored three points, grabbed three rebounds, and had four assists. At No. 12 Miami, he had four points, one rebound, one assist, and one steal. In a win over Boston College, he had four points, two rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Against Maryland Eastern Shore, he went 4-of-4 from the free throw line and finished with four points and a season-high seven assists. In a win over Morehead State, he scored five points.

Against Eastern Washington, he had seven points, two rebounds, and three assists. Scored a season-high 20 points against Central Arkansas, along with two rebounds and three assists, shooting 7-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-4 from 3-point range, and 4-of-6 from the foul line… Against Cornell, I had 10 points, four assists, and a steal… In a win over Detroit, he had three points, four rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot, and a steal… In his collegiate debut against Saint Joseph’s College, he scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out two assists.

Prep

Combo guard who finished his high school career at Our Savior New American in New York… Selected to play in a regional Jordan Brand Classic game… As a senior, he averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.8 steals per game while leading OSNA to a 22-12 record against a national schedule. In 2014-15, he shot 47.3 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the free throw line.

OSNA teammates included Kansas’ Check Diallo and Oklahoma State’s Davon Dillard. As a junior, he averaged 10.9 points and eight assists per game while leading the Pioneers to a 28-3 overall record, a No. 9 finish in the final USA Today national rankings, a National Association of Christian Athletes title, and the 2014 USA National Prep Championship title. As a sophomore, he attended St.

Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey, where he shared a dorm with former Syracuse guard Tyler Enni. As a sophomore, he averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 assists per game… As a freshman, I averaged 6.2 points per game while playing varsity basketball… In the 2014 Adidas Nations, I played for Team Rose… Ranked 73rd in the 2015 ESPN Top 100… Rivals have him ranked 100th. Currently ranked as Georgia’s No. 1 point guard. As a junior and senior, I was on the honor roll. At OSNA, I was named student of the month. Throughout high school, I maintained a 3.5 GPA.

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