Perhaps the most poignant evaluation of Joel Wilson this boys' basketball season came from an opposing coach who had to deal with him. Even though Nature Coast edged Wilson’s Hernando High team on Dec. 11, 50-47, Sharks head coach Dave Pisarcik had nothing but praise for the Leopard guard who had just dropped a game-high 26 points.
“He’s the best player in the district,” Pisarcik said. “To be able to grind one out at home, when we were facing some adversity, shots weren’t falling and Joel was creating a lot of tough situations for us defensively. He’s just a tough guard.”