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Clay Wilson to attend...

Details after the jump. can confirm that Clay Wilson finally gained his admission to Princeton today and will join Denton Koon, Brian Fabrizius and Bobby Garbade in the Tigers' 2011 recruiting class.

In case you missed it from when it first ran, here's a March 2011 update on Wilson from Lincoln Christian head coach Teddy Owens:

Clay had a great senior season, averaging 26.5 points a game, leading the team in rebounding with 6.6 rebounds a game and leading the team in assists at just over five a game. He had three games where he scored over 40 points and two of those games were against really good teams. He had 47 against Mounds High the first game of the year, 42 vs. Cascia Hall which is one of the best basketball schools in the state, and 42 against class 6A Union. The thing that impressed me the most about Clay is how he got his teammates, who had very little Varsity experience, the ball in the right spots. He will be a great addition to Princeton and I look forward to seeing him help Princeton win in the NCAA tournament next year.

John Poole said,

May 19, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

Do we have any better confirmation that the tweet? Has Wilson confirmed with the coaching staff?

Jon Solomon said,

May 19, 2011 @ 9:23 pm


I can substantiate Wilson's acceptance, based on a source I spoke with earlier tonight.

That's why I also wrote " can confirm..."


Coco said,

May 19, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

I'm sorry, Jon, but Acceptance (or Admissions) to Princeton does not necessarily mean Attendance.

Normally Admittees must return a card stating their intention to enroll (usually with a check as a deposit to hold their admissions slot).

Can it be confirmed that Clay Wilson does in fact intend to enroll as a member of the Class of 2015, along with the others whose commitments have been verified?

If so, this is very good news, and congratulations should be extended not only to Wilson but also to Coach Henderson, who may have officially landed his first recruit for Princeton.

A good start for both of their careers! Three Cheers.

Jon Solomon said,

May 19, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

Well, if you want to attend, you can't do so unless you're accepted...

Wilson wasn't waiting to gain acceptance to Princeton so he could go elsewhere.

The person I talked to tonight said things like "Clay is pumped!" and "Everyone is excited about it!"


TigerHeel said,

May 20, 2011 @ 11:05 am

Great news. Congratulations to the staff on keeping the 2011 recruiting class intact in the midst of the coaching transition.

Daniel Mark said,

May 20, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

It is worth making clear that this is the recruit who decommitted after Coach J announced his departure. This likely means it has as much to do with Coach H's effort to convince Mr. Wilson to come as it does with the admission office's decision to admit him (a necessary but not sufficient condition). Two points for Coach H.

Steven Postrel said,

May 21, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

Nicely done by Mitch, and perhaps also a testament to one upside of keeping coaching hires within "the family." It's probably a lot easier to promise continuity of philosophy when you were a teammate of the previous coach at the school in question and use a similar system.

A good-passing scorer who puts up more points against the better teams certainly sounds promising from both a talent and a judgment point of view. Best of luck to all concerned.

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