Sid Wilson, a Top 100 player out of Brewster Academy, has decided to enroll in college sooner than most expected.
Wilson announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he has reclassified to 2017 and plans to graduate this year. He did, however, leave the door open for a post-grad year.
Syracuse has been recruiting Wilson for the 2018 class, so this may throw a wrench in things.
Standing at 6-foot-6, Wilson is a prototypical wing prospect and that’s very appealing to Syracuse.
It’s unknown, however, whether Wilson and Tucker would both come to Syracuse and compete for more playing time in their first season. Remember, Matt Moyer and Oshae Brissett will also be competing for time at small forward.
Wilson is no slouch, though.
247Sports ranks Wilson as a high four-star prospect, and a Top 20 small forward in the class of 2018.
He needs to work on his strength and size, as he’s only 183 pounds. But his game will seemingly transition well to college. He’s a long, athletic kid who can get inside the paint and to the basket, but can also hit from the perimeter. Despite his lack of strength, he doesn’t have much trouble finishing at the basket.
His length in the 2-3 zone is appealing, and his interest in Syracuse is high.
His coach, Jason Smith, believes Wilson is turning into a solid 3, and his athleticism sets him apart from most small forwards.
From a numbers standpoint, Syracuse could take both Wilson and Jordan Tucker — but like I wrote above, it’s unknown if both would buy into that.
Neither prospect is a likely one-and-done candidate, but both want to play immediately. Tucker has always wanted to contribute from day one, and Wilson wouldn’t reclassify to redshirt at the next level.