Warriors sign 6 ' 7 small forward
August 9, 2004
Lewis-Clark State College Men’s Basketball signed 6’7, #205 small forward Skyler Wilson this past weekend. A native of Salt Lake City, UT Wilson transfers to the Warriors having sat out this past year and will be a senior.
Prior to that he played one year at California State University – Stanislaus (CCAA NCAA II Conference) where he scored 9.1 PPG and garnered 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Coming out of Riverton High School in Salt Lake City he was named First Team All-State and All-Region scoring 19.1 PPG and 6.2 RPG his senior year. Wilson lead his team to the quarter finals of the Utah High School State Tournament, before beginning his collegiate career at the College Eastern Utah (CEU) in Price, UT where he played for two years.
It was at CEU where he really shined. During their final game of his sophomore season he dropped 18 points against Dixie College in the first half of the semi-finals of the SWAC Tournament; that year Dixie went on to capture the NJCAA National Championship. He was selected to First Team All-Tournament, named to the 2nd Team All-Region 18. He scored 15.7 points per game shooting 46%, while grabbing 4.1 rebounds per game. What is most eye catching is his 41.4% 3-point field goal percentage in which he made 73 from behind the arc. He led the Scenic West Conference in Free Throw percentage cashing in at 85.4% of his attempts.
Head Coach George Pfeifer on signing Skyler Wilson: “We were in search for a quality small forward to compliment the rest of our team, and we believe we over achieved with Skyler. His numbers and accolades in the Region 18 Conference are very impressive. The individuals on the All-Tournament team he was named ended up as impact players at places like LSU, Cincinnati and Iowa State. He scored well in a neighborhood of excellent players. Skyler’s father, Mark, coached for 20 plus years so there is no surprise he understands how to play. Last season we lead the country in 3-point shooting percentage last, so the fact that he is a 6’7 3-point marksman will really fit well into the scheme of how we like to play.”