Russell Wilson may be one of the NFL’s most successful young quarterbacks, but he isn’t the only member of his family who is reaching major athletic heights.
As noted by the Seattle Times, Anna Wilson, Russell’s younger sister, was named to the United States Under-17 national basketball team on Memorial Day.
A rising junior at Collegiate School in the Wilsons’ hometown of Richmond, Va., Anna earned a spot on the American roster that will compete in the 2017 Women’s U-17 World Championships in the Czech Republic, from June 28 until July 6.
Wilson was selected after a decidedly competitive Team USA training camp, which whittled an initial invited group of 144 players at the trials down to the final 12-girl roster. That’s a selection percentage of less than nine percent among a population that includes all of the nation’s top girls basketball prospects.
In other words, Anna Wilson is already among the best-of-the-best for her age in the most competitive girls sport.
This isn’t the first time that Anna Wilson’s exploits have been noted, though her growth as a player during her second high school season was notable. She has already committed to Stanford and will be expected to be a significant contributor during the team’s run in the Czech Republic … and not just because of her last name.
“That’s the best thing you could possibly do as an athlete, I think, to be able to represent your country, but as well represent my family and who I am,” the younger Wilson told USA Basketball after being selected. “I’m so excited; I really have no words.”