Wilson Dominates on both ends of the floor in Golden Eagles win


By: TBT Staff | @thetournament


For the second straight year, the Marquette Golden Eagles are headed to the TBT Championship Game.

And it’s all thanks to Jamil Wilson.

Well, not exactly. But in a tremendous team win, it was Wilson’s versatile play on both ends and corner three to finish the Elam Ending that propelled the Eagles to a 79-70 win over Red Scare in the semifinals.

“He’s a difficult matchup at that five,” said coach Joe Chapman of Wilson. “He knows how he played last year. He has a chip on his shoulder. And he knows what it’ll take for us to get over the hump, and we all do.”

Wilson’s stat line read 23 points on 8-13 shooting after the game-winning three, his fifth long-range make on the day. The shot was also his fifth career Elam Ender.

Wilson grabbed seven rebounds to lead all players and played a team-high 29 minutes.

In addition to the offense, the former Lose Angeles Clipper was also a presence on the defensive side as the team’s main rim protection. He added a block to go with several alterations of close-range shots by the Red Scare.

Now, after giving the Dayton alumni team nightmares, Wilson will look to bring put on a show as the Golden Eagles go for their first TBT championship after several deep runs.