There is speculation floating around that Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson would transfer this off-season. But Jalen’s mother is putting that rumor to rest.
The Kansas SF came to Lawrence as the No. 53 overall prospect and No. 13 SF in the 2019 cycle, according to 247Sports. Jalen was expected to be an immediate contributor for the Jayhawks this past season – but the talented recruit broke his ankle in KU’s second game.
Bill Self was optimistic that Jalen would return at some point in the 2019-20 season, but lingering issues prevented the possibility. Many speculated Jalen would opt to transfer this off-season to gain a fresh start, but it doesn’t appear that’ll be the case.
Jalen’s mother, Lisa, reaffirmed her son’s commitment to Self and the Jayhawks in a recent interview.
I’ve seen plenty of #KUbball fans on here wondering about the future of Jalen Wilson during the past couple of days. Not sure why they were, but it doesn’t sound like the KU freshman is going anywhere. Here’s more… https://t.co/tJHHaxL8H2
— Matt Tait (@mctait) March 14, 2020
“Jalen loves KU and will definitely be back,” Lisa told the Lawrence Journal-World.
The Kansas wing’s versatility will be a major weapon for Self next season. Jalen is capable of playing either the 3 or the 4, giving the Jayhawks plenty of options.
KU is set to lose key players Udoka Azubuike and Isaiah Moss, opening the door for younger players to get in the mix in 2020.
Jalen looks to make a big impact for the Jayhawks in his return from injury next season.
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