Column: What people should expect from Damien Wilson going into next season

First, let me ask this question. Who knows anything about Damien Wilson? Can I get a yes from someone or how about some hands raised? Well, okay I tried to get y’all to participate but it is just not working out.

Damien Wilson is on the Memphis Tigers Basketball team. He is from Atlanta, GA. He will be going into his second year under head coach Josh Pastner. He has the size to be a good guard standing at 6-6 and weighing 180-pounds, but can he do it with the talent on the roster?

Look at these names: Joe Jackson, Chris Crawford, Geron Johnson, Michael Dixon (still waiting on the waiver from the NCAA), Rashad “Pookie” Powell (if he becomes academically cleared by the NCAA), and Markel Crawford.

Where can Wilson get his shining moment on the court? I honestly can’t see it right now. Like I have been saying, he is talented and has the potential to be some help for the Tigers next season. As a freshman, he averaged 1.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 0.2 assists a game. These are not stellar numbers, but what could have been done when the other guards outplayed him? Like Shaq Goodwin, I hope Wilson gets his head in the game and go out there and perform at a high level. Even though the 2013 recruiting class is loaded, it doesn’t mean that he will not play a lot of minutes next season.

He needs to stick around and wait his turn, because transferring to another school will not help his situation. I expect Wilson to play some quality minutes for the Tigers next season due to the fact that he has one year under his belt. He knows Pastner’s system while the incoming freshmen have some learning to do. I expect his averages to be better than last season. Overall, I expect Wilson to be part of another great season that Pastner and the Tigers are going to have.

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