Playing four years for the Duncan Demons basketball program and breaking a couple of records, Kevin Wilson will be flying to Kansas after signing his letter of intent to play for Tabor College Bluejays.
Wilson set many accolades during the 2018-2019 basketball season with Duncan getting to the area tournament and him surpassing the 1,000 career point mark and becoming the second highest scorer in Demons history.
Demons head coach David McGuire said he is proud of the way Kevin Wilson represented and is excited to see him get to the next level playing collegiate basketball.
“Every accolade that Kevin gets, and I include scholarship or end of the season awards that he has received, is all due to his hard work,” McGuire said. “He has put in a lot of time after practice and he allowed us as a coaching staff to coach him hard. Everything that comes his way he deserves because of the all the work he has put in to achieve it.”
Wilson is one of few seniors who will be graduating from the Duncan Demons program and McGuire knows it will be hard to replace the seniors in next year’s lineup.
“We had a great senior class this year in Kevin, Sam (Petersen) and Cailup (Spann) and we are going to miss all three of them,” McGuire said. “Kevin has been provided an opportunity to go play and that is definitely going to be a good thing for our program because people will get to watch him play at the next level. I know he is going to succeed at that level so our younger players can look to him as a role model to see that hard work does pay off. If you work extra hard and get lucky and we have success as a team then you can play at the next level. Kevin is a perfect example of that.”
After signing in front of his family, friends and teammates Wilson said the reason he chose Tabor was because the offer has always been on the table and they were patient while he made his decision and not changing the offer.
“I chose it because the Coach wanted me a little more and they offered me in September. Usually when you wait so long they take scholarships away, but they kept it the same,” Wilson said. “That is really why it was the right choice. It means a lot to have a good career in high school because my mom was really good in high school and I wanted to come in and be kind of better than her. I worked a lot. I worked very hard my four years to get where I am at and hopefully I can continue that at Tabor.”
As he reflected on his senior season, Wilson wanted to thank everyone in attendance at the signing and thanked everyone who was part of his life in some sort of fashion during his high school career.
“Jason Foster does the strength and conditioning program and helped me a lot. We lifted a lot during the summer time and school,” Wilson said. “I want to thank the boxing gym because I want to give a shout to them and I also wanted to thank Mrs. Bates because she helped with all of my scholarships. I want to thank everyone that has helped me along the way.”