Jamil Wilson

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Jamil Wilson
No. 0 – UNICS Kazan
PositionSmall forward
LeagueVTB United League
Personal information
Born (1990-11-21) November 21, 1990 (age 29)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolHorlick (Racine, Wisconsin)
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Bakersfield Jam
2015–2016Texas Legends
2016Cangrejeros de Santurce
2016–2017Auxilium Torino
2017–2018Los Angeles Clippers
2017–2018Agua Caliente Clippers
2018Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2018Virtus Bologna
2018–2019Auxilium Torino
2019–presentUnics Kazan
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jamil Wilson (born November 21, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Unics Kazan of the VTB United League. He played college basketball for the University of Oregon and Marquette University.

High school career[edit]

Wilson attended Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin. As a junior, he averaged 18.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. In his senior season, the Associated Press first team all-state selection averaged 21.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. He led the Rebels to a 24-2 record and championship game appearance and was named the All-Racine County Player of the Year. Wilson was ranked the 30th-best overall player in his class by Scout.com and 31st in the ESPNU 100.[1]

College career[edit]

Wilson began his collegiate career at the University of Oregon and averaged 4.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game as a freshman, making 14 starts. He transferred to Marquette at the end of his freshman campaign and was forced to sit out the 2011–12 season as a redshirt.[1] Wilson averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds as a junior at Marquette.[2] As a senior, he averaged 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while starting all 32 games.[3] On February 11, 2014, Wilson had what Marquette coach Buzz Williams said was "the best game since he's been here." He scored 25 points and collected 10 rebounds to push Marquette past Seton Hall.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Bakersfield Jam (2014–2015)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Wilson joined the Washington Wizards for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 26, 2014, he signed with the Phoenix Suns.[5] However, he was later waived by the Suns on October 14, 2014 after appearing in two preseason games.[6] On November 2, 2014, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player.[7] On November 14, he made his professional debut in a 127–125 loss to the Texas Legends, recording 17 points and 8 rebounds in 38 minutes.[8] On January 19, 2015, he helped the Jam win the inaugural NBA Development League Showcase Cup with 16 points in the final game against the Grand Rapids Drive.[9] In 44 games for Bakersfield in 2014–15, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.[10]

Texas Legends (2015–2016)[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Wilson originally signed a deal to play with Virtus Bologna in Italy. In July 2015, Wilson re-joined the Washington Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On July 27, he signed with the Dallas Mavericks, thus cutting his original contract with Bologna.[11] However, he was later waived by the Mavericks on October 24 after appearing in seven preseason games.[12] On November 12, he was acquired by the Texas Legends[13] after a previous trade for his returning rights.[14] The next day, he made his debut for the Legends in a 104–82 loss to the Austin Spurs, recording nine points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 39 minutes.[15] In 48 games with the Legends, he averaged 15 points and six rebounds.[16][10]

Cangrejeros de Santurce (2016)[edit]

On April 8, 2016, Wilson signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican League.[16] That night, he made his debut for Santurce, recording 15 points in a win over Indios de Mayagüez.[17] In 7 games, he averaged 10.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1 block in 29.8 minutes.[10]

Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino (2016–2017)[edit]

On July 21, 2016, after finishing his season in Puerto Rico, Wilson signed a one-year deal with the Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino in Italy. During his season there, he recorded 12.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.7 blocks and steals in 29.8 minutes per game under the 30 games he played for and started in that year.[10]

Los Angeles Clippers / Agua Caliente Clippers (2017–2018)[edit]

On August 3, 2017, Wilson signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, thus becoming their first player to sign up on such a deal. Throughout this season, he would split time with the Clippers and their newest NBA G League affiliate team, the recently formed Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, with the majority of his time projected to be spent in the G League. On December 3, 2017, Wilson got his first start as an NBA player, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, scoring 9 points in 29 minutes of play.[18] On December 26, 2017, Wilson scored a season-high 17 points with 5-of-7 three-pointers scored in 19 minutes of play.[19] He started over the course of December for the Clippers to replace injured Blake Griffin. Despite the positive production Wilson provided as an NBA player, he was waived from the Clippers on January 5, 2018, with his spot being replaced by Tyrone Wallace.[20] He was projected to sign a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on January 10, but was reneged on the deal after a report from TMZ came out that a woman filed a lawsuit claiming that she got an STD from Wilson while she was dating him.[21]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2018)[edit]

On January 18, 2018, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League acquired the returning rights for Wilson and a 2018 NBA G League Draft 2nd round pick from the Agua Caliente Clippers for the returning player rights to Ben Bentil and a 2018 NBA G League Draft 1st round pick.[22] On 21 games, he averaged 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1 steal in 29 minutes.[10]

Virtus Segafredo Bologna (2018)[edit]

On April 22, 2018, Wilson signed with Virtus Segafredo Bologna of the Italian League.[23]

Auxilium Torino (2018–2019)[edit]

On August 28, 2018, Wilson signed a deal with Auxilium Torino.[24]

Unics Kazan (2019–present)[edit]

On October 30, 2019, he has signed with Unics Kazan of the VTB United League. [25]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

Jamil Wilson played for the Golden Eagles in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 5 games, he averaged a team-leading 18 points, 3.6 rebounds, an 1.4 blocks per game on his way to being named a member of the 2018 TBT all-tournament team. The Golden Eagles reached the semi-finals before falling to Overseas Elite.


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  2. ^ King, Jason (May 1, 2013). "An updated Top 25 for 2013-14". ESPN. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Woelfel, Gery (June 24, 2014). "Racine's Wilson hoping his phone rings during NBA draft". Racine Journal-Times. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Rubin, Roger (February 14, 2014). "Seton Hall missed golden opportunity losing to Marquette with red-hot St. John's up next". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  5. ^ "Suns Sign Barron, Jackson, Prather, Wilson". NBA.com. September 26, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Suns Waive Jackson, Prather, Wilson". NBA.com. October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bakersfield Jam Announce 2014-15 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 2, 2014. Archived from the original on November 7, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Suns Assignee T.J. Warren Erupts For 40 Points in Loss on Friday". NBA.com. November 14, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "D-League Showcase: Jam pack Drive, win first Showcase Cup trophy". SantaCruzSentinel.com. January 19, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
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  12. ^ "Mavericks waive Sam Dalembert, Brandon Ashley, Tu Holloway, Jamil Wilson". InsideHoops.com. October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
  13. ^ "Legends Set Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. November 12, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Legends Acquire Player Rights to Jamil Wilson". NBA.com. October 30, 2015. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  15. ^ "Cotton, Spurs Rout Legends as Satnam Singh Debuts". NBA.com. November 13, 2015. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Jamil Wilson es el nuevo importado de los Cangrejeros". BSNPR.com (in Spanish). April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  17. ^ "Ganan los Piratas, Caciques y Cangrejeros". BSNPR.com (in Spanish). April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  18. ^ "Clippers vs. Timberwolves - Game Summary - December 3, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  19. ^ "Kings vs. Clippers - Game Summary - December 26, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  20. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (January 5, 2018). "Sources: Clippers waiving forward Jamil..." Twitter.com. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  21. ^ "LAKERS PULL OFFER TO JAMIL WILSON... After STD Lawsuit". TMZ.com. January 10, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  22. ^ Stevens, Ryan (January 18, 2018). "Fort Wayne Mad Ants Acquire Rights To Jamil Wilson And Second Round Pick". NBA.com. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  23. ^ "Virtus Segafredo, ecco Jamil Wilson". Virtus.it (in Italian). April 22, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  24. ^ "Jamil Wilson signs with Fiat Torino". Sportando.basketball. August 28, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  25. ^ "https://sportando.basketball/en/jamil-wilson-inks-in-russia-with-unics-kazan/". Sportando. October 30, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019. External link in |title= (help)

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