Wilson played on two of the most memorable teams in recent Marquette history, winning back to back Big East titles in 2012 and 2013. He averaged 9.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in his three seasons wearing blue and gold and just barely missed becoming one of fewer than 30 Marquette players to ever rack up 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
It was a treat to see Wilson explode into a fireball like he was playing NBA Jam during this summer’s Las Vegas Summer League. He averaged “only” 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists, but he shot 77% from the field and 63% from long range in five games. Wilson didn’t have a particularly notable rep as a shooter when he played for Marquette (just 34% from long range), but in 88 career games in the G-League, he has connected on 37% of his triples, and in his lone season of overseas hoops, Wilson buried 40% of his three-pointers last season for Fiat Torino in Italy. You can see why the Clippers would be interested in the guy who still ranks in the top 10 in Marquette history for blocked shots in a career.
With a two-way contract, Wilson is guaranteed $75,000 for the season and will spend most of his time with the Clippers G-League affiliate, Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, which, believe it or not, is not in Canada. He can spend as many as 45 days during the G-League season on the Clips’ NBA roster and could earn as much as $200,000 during those 45 days.
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