Posted On: 09/29/18 11:56 PM
A little over a year ago we released our first class rankings for the 2019 class, and for the entire time, only one thing has stayed constant. The player that sits atop the rankings, and that is Mylik Wilson. Since those rankings first came up, he lead Rayville to an undefeated state title winning season, and by the end of the year Rayville was voted one of the top 10 public school teams in the country.
This summer, he was also the leading scorer on a pretty good EYBL team, despite not shooting it from deep up to his usual standards. “I thought it went well, and the competition was a lot tougher than both high school and 16u last year. But I like playing tough games.” As both the leading scorer and best defender, he was matched up against the best of the best that the country has to offer on the shoe circuits. “My defense, passing, blocking, and shooting are all my biggest strengths, and I got to show them on the biggest stage.”
Since July, Mylik has been working hard in the gym. “I’ve been working on my ball handling and getting stronger. I still feel like I need to get stronger, be a better ball handler, shoot the ball a little better. I feel like my shot is good, but you still need to work on it though.”
One of the biggest reasons he has been working so hard is in preparation for a run at another undefeated and state title winning season. “I think we are going to be good, and I’m trying to go undefeated again. I think it will be tough to replace Nashaun Ellis’ (now at LSUA) shooting, but we have some new guys and younger guys that are coming in and stepping up. This season I will be more of an all around guy, doing everything for the team.”
When it comes to his recruiting, he was able to pick up a ton of offers this summer, and is enjoying the recruiting process. He currently has offers from UL, LA Tech, Tulane, Arkansas St., Iowa St., Stephen F. Austin, ULM, Grambling, ULM, and UALR. When I was interviewing he had just taken a visit to UL, which he says “went great,” and has a visit scheduled next weekend for LA Tech. When asked about where things stand for him, Wilson said “I really don’t have any leaders yet, because I haven’t been to all of the schools.” But he does say the thing that he is looking for most is a style of play that fits him best. “A team that plays fast with a lot of space, like my high school team.”
Mylik boasts a really impressive resume when it comes to the classroom as well. He has a 3.9 GPA, and has an 18 on the ACT, but he is planning on taking it again.