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Stanford incoming guard Anna Wilson receives a heartfelt letter from big brother, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

Published on June 15, 2016

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Stanford’s incoming class includes prep star Anna Wilson (Bellevue, WA), a ranked 5-8 guard who also happens to be the younger sister of Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. As a proud big brother, Russell often takes the time to post status updates on Twitter about Anna. His fiancée, Grammy Award-winning entertainer Ciara, is also a big fan of Anna. Both Russell and Ciara recently expressed congratulations for Anna on social media in light of her graduation from high school and the beginning of her academic and basketball journey at Stanford. The elder Wilson also penned a “Letter to My Younger Sister,” published on the The Players’ Tribune.

It’s amazing how fast the time goes by. I can’t believe that you graduate from high school today. I’m so happy to see you go off to Stanford to play basketball, and live out all your hopes and dreams. You and I both know that it hasn’t been easy. For you to accomplish everything you have accomplished after losing Dad at such a young age is nothing short of incredible. You are as tough and as smart as they come.

I mean this from the bottom of my heart — you inspire me.

When Anna committed to Stanford in November 2015 she said  she chose the school ” because it has an expectation of excellence.”

“I have full confidence in coach VanDerveer’s system and am excited to be a part of a program that prides itself on winning championships,” she continued. “I know that each opportunity will present new challenges and I love that aspect of Stanford.”

In addition to a standout prep career leading Bellevue to a state title, Wilson was a member of the gold medal-winning 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team and a 2016 McDonald’s All-American. She started her high school career on the East Coast at Collegiate High School in Richmond, Virginia. She moved to Washington after her junior year.

Wilson joins a star-studded incoming class that includes Mikaela Brewer (Barrie, Ontario) who also participated in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championships with Canada Basketball; fellow 2016 McDonald’s All-American DiJonai Carrington (San Diego, CA); and five-star rated post Nadia Fingall (Navarre, FL).

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Proud Of You @aplusw3. You Inspire Me. There Is No Cooler Experience Than Seeing A Loving, Intelligent, Beautiful Young Girl, Pursuing Her Dreams and Making Things Happen! May You Have The Most Incredible Journey At #Stanford and Take The World By Storm! I know You Will! Love You ❤️ #ClassOf2016 #GirlPower 🎓

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