Jalen Wilson

Updated on 6/28/23.  Written by Alan Lu.
2023 rankings were finalized on 6/22/23.

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

2023 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 41
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2023 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 51 by the Brooklyn Nets

Solid scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Very good rebounder
Decent defender
Good athlete
Solid motor

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


Jalen Wilson is an athletic, skilled combo forward that can score the basketball in a variety of ways. He’s showed his versatility, motor, and tenacity to help Kansas win the 2022 National Championship. Wilson was very productive for Kansas this past season. Wilson excels at attacking the hoop to score the basketball, and he especially thrives at making hustle plays, but will need to be a more consistent outside shooter in the meantime. He currently projects to go in the second round in the 2023 draft.

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
1/23/23 Kansas vs. Baylor

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