Texans sign Stephenville HS product Mya Wilson to 2023-24 roster


STEPHENVILLE – The first addition to the Tarleton women’s basketball 2023-24 roster means a little more than usual. First, the new signee is a Stephenville High School product, choosing to continue her basketball career in her hometown. Second, the new “official” Texan has been a Texan her whole life, as she’s the daughter of head coach and Tarleton legend Misty Wilson.

Mya Wilson has signed her National Letter of Intent to begin her collegiate career at Tarleton in 2023-24. The 5-10 wing was named 6-4A First Team All-District each of the last two years as a sophomore and junior, plus the District 6-4A Newcomer of the Year in 2020-21. She was also Honorable Mention All-Big Country Preps last year. She is currently playing her senior year with the Yellow Jackets under head coach Jason Hodges.

“Mya has a very high basketball IQ on both sides of the ball,” head coach Misty Wilson said. “She has played every spot on the floor from the PG to the post offensively for her high school team, and has shown that she can defend any position on the floor with her AAU team where she played forward most of the time. Her defensive instincts really set her apart and fit very well in our defensive system.”

Last season, Mya Wilson played in 34 games, averaging 6.2 points on 45.0 percent shooting, 4.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.8 steals in 25 minutes per game. She helped SHS go 25-11 and win the district championship, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs for the second straight year.

As a sophomore, Mya Wilson played in 24 games, averaging 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.6 steals in 24 minutes per game. Her Yellow Jackets went 21-3 on the year, winning district, and a second round state playoff run.

She was also part of the Texas Platinum Basketball Program at the AAU level, receiving an honorable mention for the Select 40 circuit this past summer.

Mya’s mother, Misty, has been the head coach for Tarleton WBB since 2014, now in her ninth season. She had a Hall of Fame four-year playing career at Tarleton, and has been a member of the Texan coaching staff for 20 years. Starting next season, she’ll be coaching her own daughter at the NCAA Division I level.

“It’s pretty special to be able to coach your daughter, and few get the opportunity to do so at this level,” Misty Wilson said. “Tarleton State has been a part of our family for many years, and all three of my daughters have made core memories through the Tarleton women’s basketball program throughout their lives. So, to now have my daughter in the program is remarkable. I look forward to helping her reach her maximum potential on and off the floor.”

In the classroom, Wilson was Academic All-District each of the last two years. She is currently undecided on her major for when she attends Tarleton.

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