Wilson to Play for University of Alabama


Contributed by Langston Wilson

Langston Wilson verbally committed to the University of Alabama to play in the 2021-2022 college basketball season.

“The choice came down to my gut feeling and my gut told me that Tuscaloosa is the place that I need to be… I kinda felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” said Wilson.

Wilson said that he has a great relationship with the coaches at Alabama.

“My relationship with them is great. Me and coach Hodgson [Bryan Hodgson] probably talk every day. I talk on the phone with coach Oats [Nate Oats] probably every two to three days… we talk about life, so, you know, conversations and things like that are great,” said Wilson.

Wilson announced his commitment Oct. 18, via social media, on Twitter and Instagram.

Wilson said that he is very thankful for being able to take the next step into his basketball career.

“It’s huge for me. From where I’m from and what I’ve been through, a lot of people were never able to get to that level. Just being able to commit and taking that next step towards my goals and things like that is amazing and just a true blessing,” said Wilson.

Wilson said that he will receive three seasons of eligibility at Alabama instead of the usual two once he transfers. Wilson will be playing his second season of Charger basketball this spring. Due to the coronavirus, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) granted extended eligibility for student athletes affected by Covid-19.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes and colleges throughout the U.S. It is a membership association and works for the wellbeing of student athletes.

Wilson said that he is very excited to compete against division one competition, helping him grow into a better overall basketball player.

“The biggest thing for me is I always wanna see where I am at [talent wise]. Even in the summertime, I like to play against pros and guys that are at that level. I can’t wait to face the competition, accept the challenge, and attack it head on,” said Wilson.