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Mylik Wilson Signs with Houston Cougars Men's Basketball

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POSTED: June 3, 2022 -- 11:49 a.m. CT

Guard Mylik Wilson has officially joined the Houston Cougars Men's Basketball program after recently signing a scholarship agreement. Kelvin Sampson, Houston Cougars Men's Basketball Head Coach, mentioned this news Thursday morning during his media availability session.

Wilson, 6'3", 175 pounds, recently finished his junior season at Texas Tech. He will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Cougars starting in 2022-23. Since Mylik transferred from Louisiana to Texas Tech before transferring from Texas Tech to Houston, Mylik will need an NCAA waiver to be immediately eligible and participate in the 2022-23 season.

"The thing I like about Mylik is that he fits what a Cougar Basketball player looks like to us. He is tough, he is athletic and he has a lot of winner in him," Sampson said. "I also like the fact that he is from Elvin Hayes' hometown."

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As a junior at Texas Tech in 2021-22, Wilson competed in 32 games with five starts. He scored 12 points against Mississippi State (Jan. 29) and grabbed five rebounds at Texas (Feb. 19).

Before playing for the Red Raiders, Wilson spent his first two collegiate seasons at Louisiana from 2019 to 2021. As a sophomore with the Ragin' Cajuns, he averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game on the way to being named to the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team.

In 2020-21, he totaled 11.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a freshman. For his impressive efforts, he was named the 2020 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and was recognized as a Kyle Macy Freshman All-American.

Wilson, whose first name is pronounced Muh-Leek, was an All-Louisiana Honorable Mention in his first collegiate campaign during the 2019-20 season. That year, he averaged 11.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game.

A native of Rayville, La., Wilson was the No. 1 high school player in the state and led the Hornets to back-to-back Class 2A state championships. He was a two-time Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 2A State Player of the Year as a junior and a senior and was a four-time All-District selection.

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