Player Profile: Evan Wilson, Varsity Basketball

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Name: Evan Wilson

School: Trinity Christian Academy

Sport: Varsity Basketball

Grade: 11

Age: 17

Parents: Cathy and Julio Wilson

What is your main position, and what other positions do you play?

Main: Shooting guard

Other: Small forward

Describe your career at Trinity: coaches, personal and team success during that time.

My time at Trinity has been very eventful because of the different coaches I’ve been fortunate to learn from. I have seen many teammates come and go, and I have made lifelong friends with them.

When did you start playing basketball?

I started playing basketball in the ninth grade with Coach [Ryan] Cosson and the West Jax Wolves.

Why do you attend Trinity, and in what grade did you begin?

I attended Trinity because I was struggling with my grades in public school. I came to Trinity in second grade. The first time I was introduced to basketball was when my sister played for Trinity, and from then on, I loved it.

What other sports do you play?

I played baseball before I came to Trinity.

Describe your academic success and personal fulfillment at Trinity.

My academic success is my main priority. I finished with a 4.4 GPA last year, and I’m trying to do even better this year. I am also a part of the National Honor Society.

Where do you plan to play college basketball?

If it’s God's plan, I would love to play for Jacksonville University.

What college teams have shown interest in you?

I have no college offers so far, but I still have nearly two more years.

Do you have any siblings who play sports?

My sister played basketball and volleyball at Trinity.

How much have your parents helped you in your basketball pursuit?

My parents made me the player you see on the court. My mother teaches me to never get high or low from a game and to always be humble. My father teaches me to never be afraid of anyone or anything on the court -- and in life -- and to always play hard. My sister is the one that usually sees something that I didn’t see on the court, and we talk about it and discuss what I should have done. She is also is the one who encourages me most throughout my bad games.

Whom else would you like to thank for your success?

I would like to thank God for putting the most supportive family by my side and for giving me the ability to play basketball.

I also learned a lot from my AAU team, FSA Elite. These coaches encouraged me to play hard every time I am on the court, especially on the defensive end.

I would also like to thank my friend who passed away two years ago. He taught me to always help others because he was the one that helped me through the tough times on the road in AAU. He impacted many people through his infectious smile and taught me to take advantage of my life here on earth. His name is Dominic Allmond.

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