Wilson Joins Boise State
Jan. 20, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State men’s basketball added Tom Wilson to its roster, head coach Leon Rice announced Friday. Wilson, a native of Melbourne, Australia, joins the Broncos after starting his collegiate career at SMU. He will be eligible to compete for Boise State following the fall 2017 semester as a sophomore, but can practice with the team immediately.

“Tom is a great fit for this program,” said head coach Leon Rice. “The best thing is he’s here now. He has a year to improve his game, while learning how we do things and working with our coaches and players.

Wilson, a 6-foot-5 guard, appeared in 10 games this season as a freshman at SMU, logging 6.1 minutes per game. He played four minutes when the Broncos and Mustangs met at Taco Bell Arena.

A decorated prep player, Wilson was the captain of the U17 and U19 Australian National teams. He led the U17 squad to a silver medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship. Wilson averaged 12.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He tallied 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the gold medal game against the United States.

Wilson excelled on Australia’s club circuit with the Melbourne Tigers, the same team that produced former Bronco Igor Hadziomerovic. Wilson led the Tigers to the U14 and U16 National Junior Classic titles, picking up various state and regional championships along the way.

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