Jalen Wilson

Updated on 1/19/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
College: Kansas
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter, especially off the catch
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball well
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Solid athlete

Cons:
Streaky shooter
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can play too wildly on offense
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Currently overshadowed by his higher profile teammates

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 has flown under the radar and has played well as a freshman this year. If he continues to play well, he could swiftly move up draft boards later this season.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Myron Medcalf’s Article on Wilson and Others


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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