Stephen Decatur guard Mike Wilder is interviewed by WAND's Lon Tay for a story that aired on December 3, 1997.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The year was 1997 and a young guard by the name of Michael Wilder was handed the reigns to the Stephen Decatur basketball team.

In this WAND Athlete of the Week story from December 4, 1997, sports anchor Lon Tay interviews Wilder about taking over as alpha dog after superstars Tarise Bryson (Illinois State) and Taurus Cook (UIC) left for college.

Wilder would go on to play for Louisiana Tech and now serves as an assistant in Decatur Public Schools.