Jalen Wilson

Updated on 1/4/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
College: Kansas
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

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

Cons:
Really needs to improve his shooting
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.

Right now though, he’s off to a really disappointing start during his sophomore season, and Wilson seems to have really regressed as an overall player. He has not shot the ball well at all, and he seems to have forgotten how to make three-point shots this season. Right now, Wilson is a long shot to be drafted, and he will need to significantly improve his jump shot, as he’ll need to find and regain the shooting touch that he seems to have lost this year.

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

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