Wilson averaged a solid 9.7 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game in 25.2 minutes per game on average last season. He managed to shoot 44.4 percent from the field and 36 percent from behind the arc. He made 36 threes on the year and that number could really go up in the 2013-14 season.
Whether the case, Vander Blue is out, but Marquette fans should not panic. Enough talent is returning and a pretty good recruiting class will be joining the team.
It helps that the Big East will be losing some powerhouses, such as Louisville and Syracuse. Fans may not like the ideal of that, but those losses automatically make Marquette one of the best teams in the conference. Heck, the Golden Eagles will probably enter the season as the team to beat in the Big East.
It is time for Wilson to get more playing time, which will lead to more looks and will also lead to more production on both ends of the court. The 6’7” forward is not alone, but he is arguably the best returning player and experience usually plays a big role in college hoops.
The Golden Eagles finished last season with an overall record of 26-9 and even earned a No. 3 seed in the dance. If Wilson can emerge as a star and if the incoming recruiting class can have an instant impact, duplicating that success will not be out of the question.