Vilmar joins Missouri State – West Plains

D’Andre Vilmar.

Wingman D’Andre Vilmar will begin his collegiate basketball career with the Grizzly Basketball team at Missouri State University-West Plains.

The 6’4” guard joins a highly touted recruiting class at West Plains.

“I’m really excited about this group,” Grizzly head coach Chris Pop said during a recent interview.

“We’ve gotten bigger, more athletic. The overall talent level is high. It’s just going to be a matter of blending it all together.”

Vilmar played at Roman Catholic High in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his first three years of high school before transferring to Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, New Jersey, for his senior season. However, he suffered a season-ending injury in the first game of the season.

After a summer of rehabilitation, Vilmar went the prep school route, joining the Redemption Christian Academy Lions prep school in Northfield, Massachusetts.

He then transferred to Olympus Prep Academy, where he closed out the athletic and academic year.

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