Player of the Week: Brittany Wilson

Freshman Brittany Wilson has matured nicely into her position. Last weekend the women’s basketball team split against Delaware and George Mason, as Wilson led the team with 28 points in the two games, including a team-high 15 against Delaware. On Sunday, she scored 13 points against George Mason on 5-of-5 shooting from the field, including scoring seven of Northeastern’s next eleven points after the Patriots cut the Huskies’ lead to two late in the second half.
This performance earned her this week’s Huntington News Player of the Week honors.
As a freshman, Wilson has had to adjust to the differences of college life. A major adjustment for her is missing class, she said. She also said she has noticed a difference in how certain plays are called, citing a stricter interpretation in college. Another difference is spending so much more time with her team, she said.
‘It took a little while for me, for basketball to transition, because I was used to doing certain things that wouldn’t work in college,’ she said. ‘I had to change my whole game around. [The school] is work, work, work. It’s more the catching up that is annoying.’
Wilson has appeared in all 20 games for the Huskies, starting 15. For the season, she’s averaging 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds and was twice named Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Week.
Wilson said she hopes to eventually end up playing in the WNBA. During her time at Northeastern she said she hopes to move past the CAA Championships and hopefully win an NCAA tournament game.
Wilson has been playing basketball since the age of 7.
This year the team has improved greatly, and Wilson said she credits this to greater mental readiness. But she also said she thinks the team needs to be more aggressive in the first half in order to continue the improvements.
‘I got more comfortable with playing with the team and understanding what they wanted me to do for the team,” she said.

‘- Nathan Vaughan,
News Staff

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