Chestermere guard following familiar footsteps to the CIS
Published Friday, February 22, 2013 4:11PM MST
Last Updated Friday, February 22, 2013 4:24PM MST
Aimee Wilson is a 6’1” guard for Chestermere High School’s Lady Lakers with deadly range from outside the three point line.
Wilson’s prowess from outside the arc is one of the reasons the U of C Dinos recruited her. The Dinos interest, combined with a new offensive system at the U of C, prompted a change of plans for Aimee, who originally thought she'd attend the University of Alberta.
“Then (head coach) Damian Jennings came to the U of C and implemented a different system and the energy changed and the atmosphere changed,” says Aimee. “The Dinos started to play a more fast paced game and it’s really fun to watch.”
Brian Utley, the head coach of the Lady Lakers, says Aimee will be a great addition to the Dinos backcourt.
“I'm not sure there's a better player in the province right now,” says Utley. “Her skills are exceptional. She can shoot, she can pass and she's a true student of the game with a very high basketball I.Q.”
Aimee’s skills on the court come naturally to her. When Aimee suits up for the Dinos, she will become the fourth member of her family to play CIS Basketball.
Aimee’s father Rob was an All-Canadian at the University of Lethbridge, her mother Annette was an all-star at the University of Alberta and her brother Kyle is currently in his third year as a member of the Mount Royal University Cougars.
“Just seeing how hard she works at it gives you a lot of pride,” says Rob Wilson. “How successful she's been has given us, her mother and I, a lot of great times and we’re super excited about where her career has gone.”
Aimee is a three time provincial team player and played one year with the Canadian Under-16 squad which gave her the unique experience of playing in a tournament in Mexico.
“I learned you have to adapt to the situations that you're in,” says Aimee about her Mexican experience. “We played in a hot gym and it was open. It didn't have walls so birds were flying in when we were playing.”
Aimee Wilson is the CTV Athlete of the Week sponsored by Big Chief Beef Jerky.