ESPN's Adam Finkelstein is reporting that Hillhouse High star senior point guard Freddie Wilson has verbally committed to Seton Hall, and has signed his National Letter of Intent to lock it up.
Wilson, who was also being recruited by Fordham and Drexel, reportedly signed his LOI last week but wanted to wait to announce his decision. He was the leading scorer last season for the New Haven, Conn. powerhouse, which advanced all the way to the Class LL Finals before falling to Bridgeport Central. One of his teammates from last season, 6-foot-7 Tavon Allen, is currently doing a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy and is committed to Drexel.
Scouts Inc.'s latest evaluation of Wilson reports the following:
A creative playmaker with the ball in his hands, Wilson excels at making plays for both himself and others. He is an equally effective creator playing north to south or east to west who sees the floor both in transition as well as the quarter court. He is particularly effective coming off ball screens where he is a threat to both turn the corner as well as reject the screen and can make a pull-up three if his defender goes under.
Wilson has a tendency to pound the ball and be too flashy for his own good. His decision making has improved but is still a cause for concern and while he isn't a pure point guard he definitely needs the ball in his hands to be effective. He needs to prove he can shoot the ball consistently off the catch from behind the three-point line, improve his defensive discipline and effort, and get stronger physically.
Wilson is an undeniable offensive talent who plays his team in and out of games. He has an excellent ability to make plays off the dribble but will have to learn to get his offense within the flow of the team's system and give a more diligent defensive effort.