Ashley Wilson was a critical member of the Colorado rotation as a sophomore, primarily coming off the bench and providing an instant spark. She is an athletic guard who is a good defender and her energy off the bench was an asset for the Buffaloes in 2011-12. Wilson is at her best crashing the boards, where she often out hustles and out muscles bigger and stronger opponents.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Wilson saw her time increase nearly four minutes per game from her freshman to sophomore seasons, playing in all but one contest (missed the Creighton game with a concussion). She developed a knack for rebounding, especially on the offensive end. Wilson totalled 97 rebounds on the season (2.9 rpg), with 43 coming on the offensive side. She had five games with five or more rebounds and six games with three or more offensive boards. She established career-bests with five offensive rebounds, and seven total, in the Omni Hotels Classic win over Valparaiso (11/25). She reached double digits in scoring for the first time as a collegian with 13 against Weber State (12/17) and had nine points on four other occasions. Wilson was one of Colorado's more accurate shooters, making 47.8 percent on the season (44-of-92). She started five games, including the season opener against Northern Arizona (11/11) where she scored seven points and dished out a personal-best four assists. Wilson had a strong end to the season as well, averaging 4.7 points and three rebounds while hitting 7-of-13 from the field in the final six games. She made 5-of-7 from the floor over the four WNIT contests. In the quarterfinal against Oklahoma State, she hit all six of her foul shots, netting career highs for both free throws made and attempted..
2010-11 (Freshman): Wilson played in 30 of 34 games averaging 2.1 points and 1.6 rebounds in just under 12 minutes per game. She had her best night against Texas State (12/1) scoring a career-best 10 points with five rebounds, three assists and one steal. Wilson played double-digit minutes in 18 games, including a personal-best 21 against Texas Tech. She had six games with three or more rebounds, including four against Oklahoma State – all on the offensive end. She grabbed 21 of her season’s 47 rebounds on the offensive end.
High School: Ashley Wilson is a 2010 graduate of Long Beach Poly High School. She played for one of the most storied programs in Southern California, as the Jackrabbits amassed a 131-9 record during her four year career with three California Division I state titles and one runner-up finish. She averaged 7.4 points, 2.9 steals and 2.3 rebounds per game as a senior, receiving all-Moore League acclaim as well as the Coaches Award for 2010, helping the Jackrabbits to the Moore League title and a runner-up state finish. Wilson averaged 6.2 points and shot 48 percent from the field as a junior, helping the Jackrabbits to a 32-3 record in 2008-09 and a fourth consecutive state title. ESPN RISE FAB 50 had Long Beach Poly ranked No. 1 in the nation early in the 2008-09 season, ending at No. 30 while USA Today's final Super 25 rankings had the Jackrabbits at No. 23. She also ranked third on the team with 88 steals, helping Poly to the Moore League title with a perfect 12-0 mark. As a sophomore, Ashley averaged 6.2 points and 2.2 steals as Poly won its final 22 games to finish 31-2 and a third straight state crown. She contributed to the Poly powerhouse and was voted team co-Newcomer of the Year as freshman in 2007, as the Jackrabbits finished 36-1 and ranked No. 2 in the final USA Today's Super 25 national rankings. Ashley ranks as the 58th best guard in the nation according to ESPN.com's HoopGurlz.
Academics: Wilson is interested in sociology as a major at Colorado.
Personal: Ashley Ayanna Wilson was born on February, 28, 1992 in Bellflower, Calif, five minutes before her twin sister Brittany. She is the daughter of Tasha Anderson, who is a counselor in Los Angeles. Besides her twin sister, she has another younger sister, Tyara Dupree (15) and a younger brother, C.J. (4). Ashley would like to be a social worker after college and enjoys writing poetry and listening to music.