Jalen Wilson

Updated on 11/16/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 225
College: Kansas
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Very good rebounder
Decent defender
Good athlete
Solid motor

Cons:
Streaky shooter
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

Summary:

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.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
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

Games Scouted:
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
11/15/22 Kansas vs. Duke

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