Damien Wilson #0

Hometown:Atlanta, GA
High School:Oak Hill Academy
Height/Weight:6-6 / 191

Son of Kaigi Wilson … Birthday is August 27 … Major is undeclared.

Played the past two seasons (2010-11, 2011-12) for the prestigious Oak Hill Academy … Member of last year’s Oak Hill squad that went a perfect 44-0 … The 44 victories were a school record for a single season … Team honored with the Powerade FAB 50 national championship trophy following the 2011-12 season … The Warriors also finished the year ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Boys Super 25 Rankings …

Began the 2011-12 campaign by missing preseason workouts and the first game with a foot injury … Despite the injury, played an integral role in the Warriors’ national title season … Averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 boards … Shot 48 percent from the field and 74 percent from the free throw line … Was second on the Oak Hill team in dunks …

Prior to the 2011-12 season, rated the No. 63 overall prospect in the Class of 2012 by ESPNU … Also rated the No. 18 shooting guard and No. 90 overall prospect by Yahoo/Rivals.com … Scout.com ranked him as a four-star prospect and the nation’s No. 21 overall small forward … MaxPreps.com rated him the No. 1 prospect in the state of Virginia and the No. 23 overall recruit.

As a junior in 2010-11, helped the Warriors to a 31-4 record … Oak Hill finished the year ranked No. 4 in the final USA Today Boys Super 25 Rankings … Averaged 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists … During this campaign, scored 20 points in an 80-59 win over Memphis’ Melrose High School and current Tigers teammate Adonis Thomas …

Prior to his two seasons at Oak Hill, played at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Ga. …

Originally from the Atlanta area, a member of the Atlanta Celtics AAU program … The program has produced current NBA stars Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Derrick Favors, Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire.

Why did you choose the University of Memphis?

Uptempo Basketball

How is it playing for Coach Pastner?

It is a humbling experience.

What has been the most influential or beneficial tip that Coach Pastner or his staff has ever said to you?

Feed your family.

What are your thoughts about playing in an NBA arena like the FedEx Forum?


Who is the funniest person on the team, practical joker, etc?


Which athlete has influenced you the most in how you play and your drive to play?

Chris-Douglas Roberts

Where is your favorite place to eat when you are hanging with the guys?


When you need a break, what do you do?


When did you first realize just how dedicated the city of Memphis is to their Tigers?

When I landed on a visit.

If you could tell people who aren’t from here one thing about Memphis, what would it be?

They are loyal.

What is the one thing you are most proud of when it comes to the City of Memphis?

Honey Hot Sauce!

Jookin is the newest dance craze to originate in Memphis. Can you Jook and if not, what is your best dance move?

The “Hol Up”

Memphis has a prominent place in America’s musical history. Who is your favorite Memphis artist, group, or musician?

Juicy J