Ex-St. John’s basketball pledge Sid Wilson commits to SIU-Edwardsville

Former St. John's basketball commit Sid Wilson takes a shot for the Connecticut Huskies. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Former St. John's basketball commit Sid Wilson takes a shot for the Connecticut Huskies. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Former St. John’s basketball commit Sid Wilson has committed to SIU-Edwardsville after announcing his transfer from Connecticut.

Sidney Wilson has officially left the Connecticut Huskies as Stadium’s Jeff Goodman has reported that the former St. John’s pledge has committed to SIU-Edwardsville.

Dating back to May 20, 2017 the Bronx, New York native committed to the Red Storm but that didn’t last long as the 6-foot-7 small forward decommitted from the Johnnies on August 27, 2017.

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Wilson then committed to the UConn Huskies and after two season in Storrs the former four-star recruit ultimately made the decision to transfer and will look to a new opportunity where he can see more time on the court and a boost in scoring and production.

In his freshman season under head coach Danny Hurley, Wilson played in 26 games while averaging 18.8 minutes, 4.6 points and 2.7 rebound per game as those numbers dropped in his sophomore season with playing in 23 contests on 11.5 minutes, 3.3 points, and 1.9 rebounds per game.

Coming out of Brewster Academy, Wilson was ranked as the No. 89 player in the country, No. 22 small forward, and No. 3 player in the state of New York, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

As Sid Wilson struggled to find his role on the court with the Huskies, it was also a struggle off the floor as he was suspended multiple times for a violation of team rules across his two seasons with the program.

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His most recent suspension came at the end of February for one game against East Carolina where Connecticut was still able to win very comfortably.

Hopefully Sid Wilson will have a strong end to his collegiate career at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the always competitive Ohio Valley Conference, but it would have been interesting to see the forward go up against the program in which he formally committed as the Huskies and Red Storm will play at least twice this season as Connecticut has returned to the Big East.

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The SIUE Cougars struggled last season with an 8-23 recored (5-13 Ohio Valley).

Under current NCAA transfer rules and regulations, Wilson will have to sit out the 2020-21 season and still have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2021-22.