Former Chant Wilson nets deal in Austrian pro league

Former Coastal Carolina University basketball standout Elijah Wilson, the third leading all-time scorer in Chanticleer hoops history, is taking his playing career to the next level – and another continent.

Wilson signed with WBC Raiffeisen Wels of the Austrian Basketball League on Thursday, announcing the move via his Twitter account.

“Appreciate WBC Raiffeisen Wels for giving me an opportunity to continue my dream of playing basketball at the next level,” Wilson tweeted.

Wilson, who scored 1,186 points in his time with the Chants, led Coastal to two NCAA Tournament appearances and the CBI Tournament finals in his senior year.

Earlier this summer, Wilson worked out for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and other scouts before embarking on a European tour of tryouts in June. He visited Germany, Denmark and Sweden before landing a spot with the team based in Wels, Austria.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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