Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAMalcolm Wilson, the 6-foot-11 center from Columbia (S.C.) Ridge View, committed to Georgetown on Tuesday.
“The biggest factors in choosing Georgetown were the great academic and athletic opportunities,” Wilson told TheState.com. “The process was fun at times and stressful at times. I’m glad it’s over and I got to experience it.”
A three-star prospect per 247Sports.com, he averaged 9.9 rebounds and 6.4 blocks last season and hopes to refine his game under Hoyas coach Patrick Ewing.
“Having anyone want to coach you is a blessing, but especially coach Ewing who wants me to be a great as him,” Wilson said. “Coach Ewing always tells me that I’m quicker than most bigs but not stronger. The more I learn to make quick moves and go by and over slower players the more success I will have.”
Wilson is Georgetown’s second commit in 2019, joining 6-foot-10 center Timothy Igohoefe.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.