As first reported by Jon Rothstein, former Texas Tech guard Mylik Wilson will be transferring for the second time in his collegiate career to join Houston in the AAC ahead of the 2022-23 season. Wilson comes to Houston following two years as a standout with Louisiana where he earned 2019-20 Sun Belt Rookie of the Year before moving to Texas Tech for his junior season and arrives in Houston with two years of eligibility remaining.
With limited minutes for the Red Raiders, Wilson averaged just 2.5 PPG, 1.7 RPG, and 1.7 APG struggling to break into Head Coach Mark Adams’ regular rotation. But with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Wilson would average 12.9 PPG, 5.5 RPG, and 3.2 APG starting all 26 games of the program’s 2020-21 campaign.
In Wilson, Houston has picked up a very athletic guard, who at 6-foot-3 can attack the rim with ease having shot 50% from two-point range last season and is also known for his defensive work as he averaged 1 BKPG as a sophomore and 2.3 STPG during his first year which was good for second-most in the Sun Belt Conference.
According to Wilson, he had also received interest from several other high-major programs during his time in the transfer portal including Clemson, Mississippi State, SMU, and Wichita State.
With Wilson now officially on the roster for Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and set to take play a big role in the Cougars’ backcourt next season, some have begun to speculate about the future of Marcus Sasser; Houston’s leading scorer from a season ago who currently remains in NBA Draft Contention. While Sasser and Wilson could effectively play different roles on the team, Wilson’s addition possibly indicates that a return to school is unlikely for Sasser especially as the deadline to exit the NBA Draft gets closer.