@DangeRussWilson: Stunning... And a Baller! @annaTION5 #TeamUSA @usabasketball (Photo courtesy of Twitter via Russell Wilson)@DangeRussWilson: Stunning... And a Baller! @annaTION5 #TeamUSA @usabasketball (Photo courtesy of Twitter via Russell Wilson)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's football résumé speaks for itself, and the 25-year-old's selection by the Texas Rangers in the Rule 5 draft speaks volumes about his baseball ability. Now, his younger sister is showing the Wilson family isn't content dominating just two sports on a global scale.
As brought to Prep Rally's attention by The Seattle Times, USA Basketball named Anna Wilson among 12 players selected to the 2014 Women's U17 World Championship Team. The 5-foot-7 sophomore point guard averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 assists, 4.4 steals and 3.7 rebounds this past winter at Richmond (Va.) Collegiate School, where her older brother led the Cougars to the state football championship in 2006.
"That’s the best thing you could possibly do as an athlete, I think," Anna Wilson, already a Stanford commit ranked among the nation's best sophomores, said of the opportunity. "To be able to represent your country, but as well represent my family and who I am. I’m so excited; I really have no words."
Meanwhile, Russell Wilson, who once claimed his younger sister was the best athlete in the family, immediately took to Twitter to alert his nearly 800,000 followers of Anna's accomplishment.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) May 26, 2014