I think the bold is where you and some of the other posters disagree. It's not a huge deal but I think WIlson represents what has annoyed some of us with how scholarships are used. In a vacuum, Wilson isn't a big deal. In totality, if you look at what appear to be similar types of signings, they have made up a large portion of our scholarship allocation the last three seasons.I don't understand why people are making such a big deal about this. Signing this guy doesn't move the needle, but that's not the point. This team needs a deep bench center. Our starting C and PF spots are locked in, and both figure to play heavy minutes next year. You have to acknowledge to a potential transfer that he will be coming off the bench, and he will be competing against Ola-Joseph, Fox, Ihnen, and maybe Betts for minutes. We can yell at each other all day about the health of Fox and Ihnen, but it's pretty apparent at this point that both will be giving it a go next year. There aren't many options for centers in the portal to begin with, especially with Big Ten size, and selling one on insignificant bench minutes is already tough. We all want lots of guards on the team next year because of this past year's issues, but there are plenty of scholarships left. Stop fixating on all the sexy transfer pickups from other teams. Outside of the blue bloods and NIL-rich schools, almost all teams this offseason will take in a transfer for deep bench purposes only. And that's exactly what this is, a deep bench pickup. There's nothing to love or hate about it. Time to accept it.
As to the bolded point above, I don't believe we need a deep bench center who can't really play. His stats are considerably worse than T. Thompson's stats. Thompson shot a higher percentage (even though half of his shots came from 3), he rebounded better, he blocked more shots, etc. The advanced stats heavily favor Thompson. So what we added was an older and considerably less productive center than Treyton Thompson. I think the minutes that would go to a deep bench center would be better filled by one of our PFs (Garcia, Ihnen, Fox).