A 5-foot-8 point guard, Anna Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 steals per game for Bellevue. She'll play for Stanford in the fall.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson posted a sentimental letter to younger sister Anna, who’ll graduate from Bellevue High on Tuesday. Anna relocated to Seattle with their mother, Tammy, last year so the family could be a unit, again.
Anna starred for the Wolverines girls basketball team, leading BHS to a Class 3A girls state championship to cap an undefeated season. A 5-foot-8 point guard, Anna averaged 15.3 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 steals per game for Bellevue. She’ll play for Stanford in the fall.
“Dad was supposed to take me to Disco Sporting Goods that day to buy me a new baseball glove. What am I going to do with a baby sister?” Russell recalled of the birth of his sister to begin his letter posted on The Players’ Tribune website.
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He went on share tales about Anna’s work ethic, practical jokes and how their father, who died in 2010, taught her how to play basketball. Anna became a McDonald’s All-American and helped USA Basketball win gold in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.
“(Dad) will be the proudest of all of us,” Russell wrote. “Every time you hit a reverse layup, remember who taught you that move again and again and again out in the cul-de-sac. You opened your own doors. Always play, always love and always lead with an open heart. You turned out to be way cooler than a new baseball glove.”