For those waiting and wondering about the recruiting decision of top prospect A’ja Wilson, you’re advised to be patient.
Wilson’s father, Roscoe, told Carl Adamec of snyUConn.com this weekend that the 6-foot-4 forward won’t think about the decision until after the McDonald’s High School All-America Game April 2 in Chicago. He said that his daughter will decide by the end of April.
The spring signing period begins April 16 and runs through May 21.
Tennessee, along with Connecticut, South Carolina and North Carolina, remain in the running for Wilson, who led Heathwood Hall to the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Class AAA state championship. She averaged 34.4 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.4 blocks, 3.2 steals and 2.3 assists per game this season.
Wilson already has been named player of the year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, the Atlanta Tipoff Club and Parade Magazine.
Meanwhile, Tennessee signee Jaime Nared has joined Wilson as a Parade All-American. The 6-1 forward averaged 29 points, 14 rebounds and four steals a game this season for Westview High in Portland, Ore. She also will play in the McDonald’s game.
Of Nared, Oregon City High coach Kurt Guelsdorf said: “She’s the best player this side of the Rocky Mountains.”