Posted On: 01/16/20 5:00 AM
William Wilson, a class of 2020 wing from South County, is one of the more intriguing unsigned seniors you will find in Northern Virginia. In a recent win on the road at West Springfield, Wilson recorded 29 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals on 11 of 16 shooting from the field and 6 of 8 from the line. He sparked an impressive second-half run with his defense, playmaking ability, and relentless demeanor. After the game, Wilson discussed his current role at South County, the improvements he’s made to his overall game, and his goals.
PH: What would you say is the most improved part of your game?
WW: “I feel like I play with more energy. Last year, I played lackadaisical, lazy. Now I know it’s my senior year, and I give my all every time I step on the floor.”
PH: Describe your role for this team
WW: “To be a leader. I know these guys are looking up to me. I just have to show them how to go out and play hard every time on the floor.”
PH: What do you think is the most underrated part of your overall game?
WW: “My vision. A lot of people underestimate my ability to see the floor well. I feel like I can get the ball where it needs to be.”
PH: You shot it well against West Springfield. Is this something you’ve been working on?
WW: “Yes. I work on my shooting every day at 6 A.M. A lot of teams left me open last year. So I worked on that over the summer, and am still working on it.”
PH: Your shot selection was pretty interesting against West Springfield. You passed up some wide-open shots from the corner. What was your thought process behind this?
WW: “I know I can shoot it, but if I can get one of our main shooters, Cody (Kellem) or Dre (Speight) open, I’d take that shot over my shot.”
PH: You guys committed a lot of turnovers against West Springfield. How can you clean that up?
WW: “We can slow the ball down a little bit on offense and see the floor. They were sitting in a zone so I feel like we were going to quickly sometimes.”
PH: Have you set any goals for the team this season?
WW: “Our team goal is to win states. I’d like to repeat what we did in my sophomore year. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to dot that last year, but I feel like we can do it this year.”