Anchorage hooper Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 21, 2020

Anchorage basketball player Derrick Wilson helped the Golden Eagles win The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million grand prize, earning Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week honors.

The team of Marquette alumni bested a 24-team field loaded with former NBA and college players in the winner-take-all tournament in Columbus, Ohio.

Wilson, of East High fame, is coming off a sensational season in Sweden, where he averaged a career-best 19.8 points per game. At Marquette, the 6-foot-1 guard was more of a facilitator and he again played that role with the Golden Eagles.

The Alaskan was on the squad last year that lost the TBT championship game.

The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.

View past winners here.