Wilson officially joins UConn basketball program

Sidney Wilson is officially a member of the UConn men's basketball program.

UConn announced Tuesday that Wilson, a top 75 recruit from the Bronx, is enrolled in school as a freshman transfer. He attended summer classes at St. John's before deciding to leave.

A 6-foot-7 wing player with a 7-foot wing span, Wilson averaged 17.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and shot 60 percent from the field last season for Brewster Academy, which went undefeated and won the national prep championship. He spent his first three years at St. Raymond's in the Bronx where he scored over 1,000 career points.

"We are happy and excited to welcome Sid to the UConn family," coach Kevin Ollie said in a release. "He is an outstanding player and a high-character young man, who has the kind of talent, versatility and athleticism that we want in our program."

Wilson will not be eligible to play this season unless the NCAA approves a waiver. At the very least, he will be able to practice with the Huskies. He has all four years of eligibility left.

"We have complete confidence that our compliance staff at UConn will work hand-in-hand with the NCAA to determine Sid's status," Ollie said. "I know that whatever the situation Sid faces, he will tackle with hard work and dedication. We're looking forward to a tremendous career for him at UConn."

Ollie heavily recruited Wilson before the promising wing selected St. John's. The second time around, Wilson opted for UConn, making his decision earlier this week. His addition means the Huskies have reached the limit of 13 scholarship players for this upcoming season.


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