Recruiting: Jake Reed's Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomores

Ty Xanders - 6/27/2014

 

Wilson Hand, M, Briarwood (Ala.) - After hearing high praise for what seems like years, it was great to watch the Alabama native, and I'd bet that many of the nation's more prominent programs are doing whatever they can to lock down his services. If he touches up on a few aspects of his game, he'll be a great player in college. Hand is a big, creative dodger down the alleys and scores some great goals, also staying on his man playing tough D as well.

 

Recruiting: 2017 Nike Blue Chip Standouts

Casey Vock - 7/22/2013

 

Wilson Hand, Midfield, Briarwood, Alabama - So excited to have seen this kid in person, as he could likely put Alabama lacrosse on the Division I map in terms of recruiting. Hand has good size at 5-10 or 5-11 and about 175 pounds, looking far more developed athletically than many of his peers. But it's his relentless style of play and his surprisingly well-developed stick skills that really help him on the field. He's hard nosed, playing with a hefty chip on his shoulder, demonstrated by very aggressive play in the midfield when going after ball carriers and loose balls. He's got thick legs and really had no problem fighting through checks and getting down the lanes to unload with a hard shot, showing excellent motion and getting his body into the shot. He looked slick with both his right and left hands. He showed some serious goal scoring ability, putting up several points in each game. On one play, he cleared the ball coast to coast by himself (he plays very tough defense, as mentioned already), running through X, going righty, getting past GLE and yanking a sidearm shot top shelf on the run. Impressive stuff, and there was a lot more from him in the couple games I saw. He stood out in every role, from the wings on face-offs, to initiating up top (showed smart passing), to defense. This is a kid wild animal who all recruiters will want to see when the opportunity presents itself. This kid dropped 37 goals and 13 assists as an eighth-grade varsity player, earning All-State honors. Also a football player, Hand plays summer ball for the club program Bamalax.

Club / Off Season

 

Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

  • The Ride presented by Nike Lacrosse, July 21-24, 2015, Nike World Headquarters, Beaverton, OR
  • FLG 3d Summer Shootout (3d Colorado): July 17 - 19, 2015, Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, MD
  • 3d Box Immersion Camp: July 6 - 9, 2015, Meridian Credit Union Arena, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
  • Crab City Challenge (3d National 2017): June 27 - 28, 2015, Towson, MD
  • 3d National Team Camp and Tournament at The Hill School: June 23 - 25, 2015, Pottstown, PA
  • Denver Shootout (3d Colorado): June 12 - 14, 2015, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO All Star Team
  • Gait Cup (Bamalax): July 17-20, 2014, Gettysburg, PA
  • Steel City Showcase (Bamalax): July 12-13, 2014, Birmingham, AL
  • Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Rising Sophomore Camp: June, 2014, UMBC, Catonsville, MD
  • Big 4 Champions League (3d National 2017): June, William Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Denver Shootout (Bamalax): June, 2014, Denver, CO - All-Star team
  • 2014 Tar Heel Freshman/Sophomore Camp: Jan, 2014, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Philly Fall Invitational (3d 2017 National Team): Nov, 2013, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square., PA
  • FLG in 3D Fall Shootout (3d Select CO 2017): Nov, 2013, Bel Air, MD
  • Denver Team Camp (3d 2017 Colorado Team) Nov, 2013, Denver, CO
  • Duke Elite 120 Camp: Nov, 2013, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Jake Reed Nike Blue Chip Freshman Camp - July, 2013, UMBC, Catonsville, NC
  • Brine National All-Star Classic – July, 2013, Boyds, MD
  • Gait Cup (Bamalax High School Team) June 28-30, 2013, Gettysburg, PA
  • Warrior Vail Lacrosse Tournament (FCA U15 National Team): June, 2013, Vail, CO

Biographical & Contact Info

 

4337 Kings Mountain Ridge

Vestavia, Alabama 35242

 

wilsonhand7@gmail.com

(205) 936-8910

 

Position: Midfield

Dominant hand: Right

 

Height: 5'10"

Weight: 182lbs

 

DOB: 3-31-98

Lacrosse Honors

 

• Denver Shootout 2014 All-Star team

• Selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi Showcase

• Alabama High School 2014 season 46 goals and 28 assists

• Alabama High School 2014 and  2013 All-State Team (as an 8th grader)

• 3d National 2017 Team for 2013 and 2014

• Denver Team Camp 2013 All-Star Team (one of only four 2017 selections)

• Gait Cup 2013 All-Star Team (one of only two 2017 selections)

• Birmingham Southern College 2013 Winter Jamboree All-Star Team

• FCA U15 2013 National Team

• Brine National All Star team  (6th, 7th & 8th grade)

School Sports Teams

 

• Varsity football starter for 2014 season

• Briarwood Christian School HS Lacrosse Team 7th and 8th Grade

• Briarwood Christian Football - Linebacker and Running Back

2012 Football

Highlights

References

 

Jamie Munro - Founder & CEO, 3d Lacrosse

(303) 346-2888

 

Matt Rowley – Coach, Director of 3d Lacrosse Rising

(603) 244-0056

 

Lance Savage – Coach, Director 3d Colorado Club

(303) 915-4294

 

Matt Aiken - Bamalax High School Travel Team

(205) 335-8539

 

Drew Wardlow – FCA Lacrosse

(410) 746-2674

 

Ryan Horanburg – FCA Lacrosse

 

Scott Hodgson – FCA Lacrosse

 

 

 

Parents

Mark and Jill Hand

(205) 919-5980

Academics

 

Briarwood Christian School

6255 Cahaba Valley Rd

Birmingham, AL 35242

(205) 776-5900

 

  • GPA: 4.63 (on a 4pt scale)
  • National Honor Society
  • Honor Roll 9th, 10th and 11th grades
  • Honors Curriculum
  • Nominated to apply for Senate page position.
  • Nominated & applied to Lott Leadership Institute
  • Founded Political/Social Debate Club
  • Nominated to the National Youth Leadership Council
  • Transcript available on request

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