Pryor’s Anthony Wilson - Athlete of the Month Presented By Rhett Minson State Farm Insurance Agent
Most high school athletes have a dream of playing their sport at the next level. While not all are able to see that dream come true, there are others that are. Anthony Wilson is one that is seeing his dream come true.
“I have committed to play baseball at Connors State College in Warner,” he said. “It has taken a lot for me to be able to achieve this. Commitment, hours of training, a good focus and mindset. Also, having great coaches to push me into becoming a better player everyday. I am thankful for all the support of my family and friends in the community.”
Wilson is a senior at Pryor High School, where he plays pitcher for the Tigers’ baseball team. He has played the game of baseball for over fourteen years. Wilson says that he would not be where he is without his mom. “She drove me to all of my little league practices and games,” he said. “She helped develop me into the player and person I am today.”
As a student at Pryor, Wilson says he has a lot of good teachers but one stands out as his favorite. “Mr. Holleyman makes learning fun,” Anthony said. “He doesn’t just teach out of the textbook, he also throws in a life lesson every now and then.”
There have been a lot of great memories that Anthony has made throughout his years of playing baseball, but one moment when his team reached their biggest goal is his favorite. “In 2019, our team won the baseball state championship,” he recalled. “It was a really great moment for all of us.”
Outside of baseball, Wilson is also involved with graphic design. He helps design and create programs and flyers for Pryor athletic events.”