Alabama Men’s Basketball fans can feel the excitement growing around Nate Oats and his Alabama Crimson Tide basketball program. It’s tangible at this point.
With great expectations growing for the Alabama men’s basketball team, Nate Oats has assembled one of the greatest recruiting classes in Alabama MBB history to meet those expectations head-on. Last season, you could feel it. Alabama was right there on the brink of greatness, but just couldn’t get over the hump. New year, elite recruits, returning veteran leadership, different story.
This evening we want to take a close look at one of those elite new men’s basketball signees, Langston Wilson of Georgia Highlands College in Rome, GA. Originally from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Langston has emerged as one of the top overall JUCO prospects in the nation. Ranked as the #1 power forward by the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Wilson has the size, athleticism, and potential to be an immediate contributor at Alabama and a future NBA Draft pick.
Months ago, Tide Talk Sports spoke about Langston Wilson via our YouTube channel. It was at that time that we predicted he would commit to Alabama. According to those who have trained with Langston, “he has a Herb Jones defensive mentality and a NBA offensive skillset”. By This evening, TTS caught up with Wilson for an exclusive post signing day interview. Read the full interview below:
RG: What was the determining factor in you choosing and ultimately signing with Alabama?
LW: For me I feel like the deciding factor was really just my relationship with the head coach and my comfortability level with the school and the staff itself.
RG: What are your year one goals for your 1st season at Alabama?
LW: My year one goals at Alabama are first and foremost to break the rotation. Be someone that the coaching staff can depend on, and really try and make that adjustment. You want to make that jump as quickly as possible. You don’t want to spend too much time adjusting and learning the system. I kind of want to jump right into it. I want to learn it so that I’m able to play more and in turn, produce more.
RG: Tell us something most people don’t know about Langston Wilson.
LW: Some thing most people don’t know about me is that in high school and in middle school, basketball really wasn’t a big thing for me. I played instruments. I still to this day love playing saxophone, so yeah.
RG: What is your biggest strength as a basketball player, and what one thing are you working on improving prior to arriving at Alabama?
LW: I think my biggest strength as a basketball player is honestly offensive rebounding. I feel as though I’m someone that’s a force on the offensive glass, but still have some room to improve on that. The biggest thing that I’m working on honestly, I feel as though it’s two things. My three point shooting , and my ball handling. Definitely those are two things that will really set me apart.
Not only is Nate Oats and his Alabama men’s basketball staff getting an incredible athlete, but a great young man and an incredible student-athlete as well. No doubt the future is incredibly bright for Langston Wilson at Alabama. Potential is there to be a part of multiple championship teams during his tenure at The Capstone.
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