Collingwood has beaten four other clubs for the signature of ex-Sydney Kings basketballer Tom Wilson, who has reportedly signed a three-year deal at the Holden Centre.
The Magpies beat Geelong for Wilson’s signature according to The Age, with both clubs showing strong interest and efforts to land the 21-year-old by submitting three-year deals.
Wilson also met with Hawthorn coach Alistair Clarkson as well as attracting further interest from West Coast and Gold Coast.
The former Boomer will join Collingwood as a category B rookie under the rule allowing athletes from other sports codes to sign outside of the draft, joining Mark Blicavs and new teammate Mason Cox.
Wilson boasts an impressive football history having represented Victoria at the age of 16, being viewed as a top prospect in junior football.
Wilson is understood to have a sound liking to Magpies skipper Scott Pendlebury and coach Nathan Buckley having barracked for Collingwood.
At 194cm tall, Wilson is considered to fill into a tall midfield/flanking role under Buckley, one similar to his tenure with Victoria and the Sandringham Dragons.