ATLANTA – Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter announced that Pitt guard Damon Wilson will transfer to GSU this summer and have two years of eligibility remaining. Wilson will redshirt the 2017-18 season before beginning play for the Panthers in 2018-19.
Wilson played in 57 games in two seasons at the ACC school. Originally from Atlanta, Wilson finished his high school career at Our Savior New American in New York.
As a freshman at Pitt, he earned All-ACC Academic Team honors after having a team-high 4.0 GPA. He saw action in 30 games, shooting 75.0 percent from the free throw line. He scored a season-high 20 points to go along with two rebounds and three assists against Central Arkansas.
“We are excited to finish a great recruiting cycle by adding Damon to our team,” head coach Ron Hunter said. “We were glad that Damon decided to return to Atlanta to finish his collegiate career. He has a high basketball IQ and works hard in the classroom. He is going to be a great addition to our program.”
As a senior in high school, he averaged 15.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.8 steals while leading OSNA to a 22-12 record. He shot 47.3 percent from the floor and 76.2 percent from the free throw line.
During his junior year, he averaged 10.9 points and eight assists per game, while guiding the Pioneers to a 28.3 record and a No. 9 finish in the final USA Today national rankings. Wilson also led the program to a National Association of Christian Athletes and 2014 USA National Prep Championship.
As a sophomore, he played at St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) where he averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 assists per game.
Coming out of high school, he was ranked No. 73 in the 2015 ESPN Top 10 and listed at No. 100 by Rivals. He was also the top rated point guard in New York and the No. 1 point guard coming out of Georgia.
He joins high school stars Josh Linder of Kathleen, Ga., Kane Williams of Douglasville, Ga., and Denis Alibegovic of Downers Grove, Ill., who signed with the Panthers earlier this year. Georgia State added another transfer, Basil Smotherman from Purdue, and will have one year of eligibility remaining next season.
Georgia State is expected to begin summer practice the week of June 5 in preparations for the 2017-18 season.