Wilson, ex-Elk, nears end of stellar hoops career at South Dakota

Tempestt Wilson, South Dakota senior guard from Elk River nearing the end of an excellent D-I college career, was featured in the Vermilion Argus Leader on Feb. 19.

Wilson is averaging 12.9 points (second on the team) and 3.9 rebounds for the Coyotes, who took a 15-14 record into the Summit League tournament this weekend in Sioux Falls.

Tempestt Wilson
Tempestt Wilson

Wilson, the Elks all-time girls scoring leader with 1,783 points, has scored 903 more at USD with 76 straight starts while helping the Coyotes post a 32-14 conference record in her career. She’s had 24 and 26 point games this year.

“She is a big piece (for us) both offensively and defensively,” said coach Amy Williams. “She can score by taking it to the bucket, showcase an excellent mid-range game and shoot from behind the arc.”

Wilson credited her dad Tim, who played for Arkansas-Pine Bluff, for pushing her and coaching her during her formative years.

She has played in two NIT tournaments and hopes USD can snag an NCAA berth in the conference tournament.

“I really want to keep this basketball thing going for as far along as possible,” she said. “I am having too much fun.”