Wilson signs with Swedish team after three years in Denmark

June 18, 2019
Derrick Wilson basketball

Derrick Wilson

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson will play a fourth professional season in Scandinavia after signing with a team in Sweden following three seasons in Denmark.

The 27-year-old former Big East player is headed to Stockholm-based Djurgarden, which won its division last season.

“Derrick Wilson is a complete player who puts as much value in playing battles as defense,” his new coach Charles Barton said. “He is a leader with a strong character and has high game intelligence.”

Wilson, of East High fame, is a premier perimeter defender. That was his calling card at Marquette University from 2012 to 2015.

Nothing has changed as a pro.

Last season with Denmark team Svendborg, Wilson had a season-high 10 steals and averaged 3 per game during the regular season game. Then in a best-of-5 playoff round he collected a total of 10 steals and three blocked shots in the series.

But the 6-foot-1 guard can score as well.

Wilson is coming off a career year offensively as he averaged 17.0 points and 5.3 assists per game.

He pumped in a career-high 34 points and drained 7-of-8 3-pointers to go with seven assists in a 102-80 win against Horsens.