Feb 13, 2010; Birmingham, AL, USA; Marshall Thundering Herd forward Tyler Wilkerson (32) brings the ball down the court as Alabama Birmingham Blazers guard Eiljah Milsap (24) defends at Bartow Arena.The Thundering Herd defeated the Blazers 81-74. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Tyler Wilkerson may have separated himself from his peers with his performance in Vegas this season, averaging 9.3 points, five rebounds while converting on 68.4% of his total attempts (which includes free throws and 3-pointers).
Wilkerson accepted an invite to Spurs veteran camp, forgoing an opportunity in Europe in the Spanish ACB league in the process.
Of the multitude of forwards vying for the 15th and final roster spot — a role that will gain even more prominence if DeJuan Blair is traded elsewhere — Wilkerson impressed me most.
Here’s what I said last month regarding Wikerson’s performance, which I thought was worthy of a training camp invite.
“He flashed a nice mid-range jumper in addition to a half decent post game. Wilkerson also excelled as an offensive rebounder. His skill set isn’t something that will allow him to be a permanent fixture of the Spurs but he separated himself from the majority of his peers fighting for a roster spot.