Damien Wilson commits to Memphis

Damien Wilson, the No. 48 overall player in the 2012 class, committed to Memphis on Saturday night over Wake Forest and South Carolina.

However, the Oak Hill small forward from Austell, Ga., caught everyone off guard with his commitment. And it all started with a harmless, one-word tweet on Twitter.

"I just said 'Memphis' and it got crazy," Wilson said.

Wilson even made his commitment public prior to informing Memphis coach Josh Pastner.

"It wasn't intended to be like that but I guess it was my fault," said Wilson, who hasn't visited the Memphis program yet. "I said the wrong thing, I blame myself. I'm happy with the decision."

Wilson, who is the Tigers' lone commitment in the 2012 class, has had a connection to the program since he was younger.

"I felt like I've always been a Memphis type of player. I've watched them since I was little," Wilson said. "I watched Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose and that's been my style of basketball."

Wilson, who is an athletic small forward with a slasher's game, recently completed his first season at Oak Hill under Steve Smith, who also had no idea Wilson was ready to commit.

"I was a little surprised with the timing," he said. "Damien is excited to be getting his recruitment done and now can concentrate on academics and improving this summer as a player."

Wilson will spend his summer at various camps beginning with the NBA Top 100 Camp in June and starting for one of the country's top traveling teams, the Atlanta Celtics.

Dave Telep is the senior basketball recruiting analyst for ESPN.com. His college basketball scouting service is used by more than 225 colleges and numerous NBA teams. He can be reached at espndt@gmail.com. Don't forget to follow him on Twitter.