Kevin Wilson represented the Duncan Demons basketball team one final time late Thursday evening in the Large West vs. Large East All-State game held at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
Wilson is the first athlete in boys basketball to represent Duncan since 2012. He contributed six points, four assists and two blocks in the 109-89 victory for the Large West over the Large East team.
Demons coach David McGuire was able to watch this year’s game as a spectator after representing Duncan last year by coaching the Large West team and said it was an honor that was deserved for Kevin.
“I am extremely proud of Kevin,” McGuire said. “Being Duncan’s first basketball all-stater since 2012 is an honor that is well-deserved and well-earned.”
While Wilson was the only senior to represent Duncan in the Large West game, McGuire said he was very thankful for Wilson and the other seniors that made a lasting impact on the program.
“Kevin along with Sam Petersen, Cailup Spann and J.J. Babineaux had phenomenal careers in our basketball program due to hard work,” McGuire said. “They left great legacies in Duncan basketball.”
Before the game each athlete got to practice with his team and stay in the dorms at Oral Roberts University and Wilson loved the whole experience of All-State.
“The whole experience was great,” Wilson said. “The hotels were nice and the people were nice as well.”
Each roster was built by coaches selection and Wilson entered the game knowing this was his final time representing Duncan before heading off to college.
“I felt a sense of confidence and was happy that I was chosen to represent the state of Oklahoma as one of the best players in the state,” Wilson said. “It was kind of sad, knowing that this was my last ever high school game, however, I’m super excited about going to school up there to compete for a national championship.”
With his high school career wrapped up, Wilson thanked all of the Duncan coaches and family members who have came out to support him and was happy they supported him in the final game before heading off to college.
“It was cool that they came out to support me,” Wilson said. “It will be weird not having some family come to all the games and stuff.”
Wilson signed with Tabor College back at the end of the season and will head up to play collegiate basketball. He was the second highest scorer in Duncan High School history with 1,408 points.