News broke on ESPN.com Saturday morning that combo guard Miles Wilson, who played his freshman year at Mt. Saint Mary’s, will be transferring to the University of Miami. The school made the announcement on Friday, and Wilson referred to the move as his “next chapter” on his Twitter account.
Wilson was among the top transfers on the market in college basketball this offseason. Besides Miami, Wilson held interest from major programs including Auburn, Kentucky, and NC State. Wilson will have to sit out this upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules, and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Wilson averaged 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during his freshman year at the Mount. Wilson was able to gain national attention when he scored 22 points and recorded seven rebounds against one-seed Villanova in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Miami will be receiving an impact player in Wilson. He displays great range, and has also shown an ability to get to the rim.
Where does this leave The Mount? Well, The Mount will certainly take a step back as the program also loses two other starters along with Wilson. Leading scorer Elijah Long transferred to Texas, and starting center Mawdo Sallah to UNC Wilmington.
Despite the transfers, do not count the Mount out of possibly defending their NEC championship. Head coach Jamion Christian returns a core nucleus in Junior Robinson, Chris Wray, and Greg Alexander.
Redshirt freshman Jonah Antonio will be a big addition as well. The Australian guard sat out his freshman year, but is regarded by many as a player who will be one of the top three point shooters in the NEC for this upcoming season.