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Curtis Wilson

After spending much of his childhood on various military bases around the world, Curtis Wilson and his family returned to their Akron roots prior to his enrolling in St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. During a standout career for the Irish, Wilson was named the Ohio High School AA Player of the Year I 1983 and was a Parade, Converse and Street & Smith's All-America as a senior. A two-time Akron Beacon Journal High School Player of the Year (1982 & 1983), he was a four-year starter for SV-SM and a three-time allcity, all-district and all-county honoree. Wilson is one of just three players in the history of the school to have his number retired, joining Jerome Lane and Lebron James. He then went on the have a standout career at The Ohio State University, where he was a three-year starter and the co-captain his junior and senior seasons. He set school records for steals in a season (74) and assists in a game (14) and helped the Buckeyes claim the 1986 NIT title. One of the 25 1,000 point scorers in OSU history (1,120), Wilson was a third team All-Big Ten selection as a junior when he averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 assists. He then garnered honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior after averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 assists. Third all-time at OSU with 475 assists, Wilson was a member of the 1987 USA Men's World University Games squad that won the silver medal in Zagreb, Yugoslavia under the direction of head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He was joined on the team by notable players such as Sean Elliot, Danny Ferry, and Mitch Richmond. After receiving his bachelor's degree in business administration from Ohio State, Wilson went on to earn his MBA in finance from Morgan State University. He currently serves as the Vice President and General Manager of Restaurant & Lodging Industries for American Express Merchant Services. Wilson and his wife, Deborah, live in Montclair, N.J. with their two children, Curtis and Taylor. He is on the Board of Trustees/Directors of the National Restaurant Associate Educational Foundation and the YMCA board in Montclair. His father, Edward Wilson, was inducted into the University of Akron Hall of Fame for his stellar career in basketball and track.

Inducted 2012 | Basketball