Willis Wilson, who is synonymous with excellence when it comes to coaching and teaching the game of backetball, will be joining Dr. Galati this week to discuss the use of steroids in youth sports, and the recent article in the Houston Chronicle reporting on the results of state-wide drug testing in high schools.
 
Coach Wilson has spent the past 25 years coaching basketball, 16 of which were as Head Coach of the Rice University Owls. He has a unique perspective on student athletes, and the issue of anabolic steroid use.  Wilson has produced more than 25 professional players during his tenure at Rice and he has been recognized as the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Coach of the Year in 1999 and was the NABC District 9 Coach of the Year in 2004. He has coached 5 NBA players including; Adam Keefe of the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz; Brent Scott of the Indiana Pacers; Mike Wilks with the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs (where he won an NBA champions in 2005), Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Seattle Super Sonics and Orlando Magic; Michael Harris of the Houston Rockets; and Morris Almond the 27th player taken in the first round by the Utah Jazz in the 2007 NBA Draft.

When it comes to developing talent there is no better teacher of the game in America than Wilson, who coached the 2007 Conference USA Player of the Year, and All-America selection Morris Almond. Almond led all of C-USA in scoring for two straight seasons at 26.1 points per game in 2007 after averaging 21.9 as junior in 2006. In addition Mike Wilks and Michael Harris were named College Insider Conference Players of the year under Wilson?s direction. The eighteen All-Conference selections during Wilson's tenure are by far the most by any coach in Rice Basketball history.
 
Links of interest on anabolic steroids, and their negative impact on health, are listed below.