Wilson finally utilizes his height

Posted by Iannucci | 6/26/2008 | 2 comments »
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If one race team was going to take up hoops it had to be the twin towers at Newman Haas Lanigan.

Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson, both rookies in the IndyCar Series, probably want to stick with piloting their open-wheel race cars instead of declaring for the NBA Draft next year.

Rahal and Wilson visited Virginia Commonwealth University yesterday to attend VCU head coach Anthony Grant's youth basketball camp in Richmond (photos attached). Rahal and Wilson are in town for this Saturday's SunTrust Indy Challenge IndyCar Series race at Richmond International Raceway.

"They taught us how to shoot some hoops, but I think I need to work on that a bit," said Wilson. "One kid ran circles around me. It was fun and it was great to play basketball with the kids to see all the up and coming basketball stars. Many of them are very serious about committing themselves to the game which builds great character."

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To quote Hubie Brown, Wilson still has “tremendous upside potential”.


  1. pressdog // June 26, 2008 2:26 PM  

    Wilson to the rack ... YES, with AUTHORITY. Probably can take them all to school on the soccer pitch, though.

  2. Anonymous // June 26, 2008 11:32 PM  

    Justin Wilson was drafted by the Pacers !!

    They could use help @ center.