PHILADELPHIA — Pawtucket’s Brittany Wilson, a junior guard on the La Salle University women’s basketball team, recently earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team as a Third Team All-Conference pick.
Wilson has helped power La Salle to its best Atlantic 10 season since the 2006-07 season. The Explorers went 7-7 in league play and earned its second straight Atlantic 10 Tournament berth and the No. 8 seed in this weekend's tournament.
Wilson has been a key offensive power in her first season on the court as an Explorer after transferring from Northeastern. She leads the Explorers with 13.6 points per game, including 14.5 ppg. in league play, which ties her for fifth in the conference.
During the Explorers' six-game win streak from Dec. 29 to Jan. 14, Wilson averaged 21.0 ppg. Included in that stretch is a La Salle career-best 31 points in a 68-62 win over Fordham and 28 in the Explorers' first win over Xavier in eight years. For those two contests, Wilson was named the Atlantic 10 and Big Five Player of the Week.
Wilson hit double figures in scoring in 19 of the Explorers' 29 games, including six games of hitting 20+ and one 30+ point contest. She also recorded her first double-double in an Explorer uniform, scoring 11 points and pulling down 12 rebounds against Big Five rival Saint Joseph's. She ranks third in the Atlantic 10 in three-point field goal percentage, swishing 39.4 percent of her triple attempts.
Wilson has been a defensive force as well, chipping in 4.6 rebounds per game and leading the team with 55 steals on the season. Her 55 steals also ranks her tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 with Fordham's Arielle Collins.
Wilson, who is majoring in Sociology with a minor in Business, is a 2008 graduate of Bay View Academy and one of the best players to ever play for the Bengals.
She was named the Rhode Island Gatorade Player of the Year for 2008, and she was a three-time All-State selection who helped lead her team to three consecutive Division I championship game appearances. In 2006, she guided Bay View past North Kingstown in the Division I title game and received MVP honors.
The Explorers, who earned the No. 8 seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship, return to action on Friday, March 2, when they take on No. 9 Xavier at 11:30 a.m. at Hagan Arena at Saint Joseph's.