2007-08: Earned Honorable Mention recognition on the 2007-08 Division I All-Independent team. ... Wilson, whose defensive ability shone best against Chicago State's great scoring guard, David Holston who scored 6 points in the teams' first meeting and 15 in the second meeting, with Wilson drawing the primary man-to-man defensive assignment for NJIT against the nation's 10th-leading scorer. ... a tough player and good on the ball defender, scored a career-high 16 points against Army on December 6 while dishing out a personal-best six assists at Chicago State on January 19. Wilson led NJIT with 68 assists and ranked third on the team with 26 steals.
Prior to NJIT: Senior captain for St. Benedict's Prep, located a couple of minutes drive from NJIT in Newark. ... the Grey Bees finished 2006-07 ranked 5th among the nation's high school teams in the USA Today Top 25. Benedict's, which finished 24-1, was ranked second in the East by USA Today. Playing for coach Danny Hurley, Wilson was a four-year player on the varsity, during which time he teamed with at least 15 players who went on to compete in Division I basketball, plus JR Smith, who jumped directly from high school into the NBA. ... high honor roll student ... playing in a star-studded lineup, averaged 6.7 ppg, with a high of 21 ... connected on 20 of 40 three-point attempts. ... NJHoops selected him as one of the top 50 seniors in the state prior to the 2006-07 season.
Personal: Edward Jheryl Wilson ... son of Edward and Patricia Wilson. ... Edward was Jheryl's AAU coach with the GYM (Gifted Young Minds) club. ... the family resides in Irvington, NJ ... communications major ... born 7/19/89 in Newark.