Rank: 2Class: 2014
Hometown: Hopkins, SC
High School: Heathwood Hall
Club Team: Palmetto 76ers
Schools Considered: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Baylor, Connecticut, Florida State, Texas A&M, Rutgers, Clemson, LSU
2013 Deep South Classic
A’ja Wilson is the ultimate in basketball versatility. At 6-5 with unreal ball skills, Wilson can play every position on the floor with a certain level of dominance. Her most noticeable attribute is her size. She is long with broadening shoulders and a frame nearly ready of any BCS program. From the perimeter, Wilson is a big-time scorer, with the ability to operate from all areas. She scores with drives to the basket and from the mid-range/mid-key area. A left-handed player she shows the ability to drive right and finish. Her three-point shooting is showing continual improvement and her mechanics are smooth and technically sound. She passes extremely well for any size player and keeps her teammates involve. She rebounds at a high rate and her pursuit of rebounds on the offensive end is very impressive. In the post, she uses her quickness to get past slower defenders and she finishes at the rim. Defensively, she has the length to cause major problems both in full court defensively schemes, as well as, in the half-court. A top-tier shot-blocker! Due to her size, she sometimes struggles against smaller quicker defenders, with her ball-handling, but Wilson won’t be ask to handle the ball against those types at the next level and beyond. Wilson has the complete package and could be a game-changing player. - Kelvin Powell
2012 Basketball on the Bayou
A'ja Wilson showed she could be dominant on both ends at the next level as she gave us a glimpse of her abilities when she simply took over games down the stretch. Even more impressive is her ability to handle the ball in the open court at her size, showing guard like skills. - Simmie Colson
One of three players from the class of 2014 to make the 2013 U19 National Team.
Invited to the 2012 USA U17 Team Trials, but did not participate.
In 2012-13 as a junior led Heathwood Hall to a 20-8 record and a trip to the Independent School state championship game (lost by 7 to Pinewood Prep). She averaged 27.4 points, 13.5 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3.2 assists and 3 steals per game.
(Photo by Kelly Kline)