Updated on 6/27/22. Written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Very good rebounder
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Not an elite ball handler
Can play too wildly on offense
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Missed almost a full season due to an ankle injury
Jalen Wilson is an athletic, skilled combo forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, as he excels attacking the basket to do so, and he also can make spot-up threes. While Ochai Agbaji and Marcus Garrett have drawn most of the attention from draft analysts prior to the start of the season amongst Kansas’ players, Wilson flew under the radar and he played fairly well as a freshman.
Wilson had an up and down sophomore season at Kansas. After struggling to make shots early on, he played better as the season wore on, and he showed his versatility, motor, and tenacity to help Kansas win the 2022 National Championship. Right now, Wilson will need to improve his jump shot, as he will need to be a more consistent shooter from beyond the arc. He shot the ball better in the 2022 G-League Elite Camp, and he played well for Kansas late in his sophomore season. Currently, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2023 draft.
Kansas Basketball Bio
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf’s Article on Wilson and Others
NBA G-League’s 2021 G-League Elite Camp Player Measurements
ESPN’s Article on Wilson Withdrawing from the Draft
11/26/20 Kansas vs. Gonzaga
12/17/20 Kansas vs. Texas Tech
1/18/21 Kansas vs. Baylor
1/24/22 Kansas vs. Texas Tech
4/2/22 Kansas vs. Villanova
4/4/22 Kansas vs. North Carolina
5/16/22 Game 1 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp
5/17/22 Day 2 of the 2022 G-League Elite Camp
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