4-Star Prospect Jalen Wilson Commits to Kansas over UNC After Michigan Decommit

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2019


Jalen Wilson, a 4-star forward, announced his commitment to Kansas in a Twitter post on Wednesday:

jwill @thejalenwilson

R O C K C H A L K 🔵🔴 https://t.co/1K2BVmwJyO

Wilson is the No. 50 overall prospect and 13th-ranked small forward in the 2019 class, per 247Sports. He was the top uncommitted prospect remaining in this class after he reopened his recruitment when John Beilein left Michigan to take the Cleveland Cavaliers' coaching job.

Wilson also considered North Carolina and a recommitment to Michigan. The Wolverines hired Juwan Howard to replace Beilein.  

Wilson said he was going to prioritize a school where he felt he fit a need. 

"(I'm going) to go to a place that's in need for a versatile wing, and the schools that are on me heavy are schools that need a wing," Wilson said in May on Instagram Live. "That's what I'm really going off now—schools that are in need of me."

Kansas had a relatively shaky recruiting class, especially after RJ Hampton announced he was forgoing college to play in New Zealand. The Jayhawks were considered one of Hampton's most likely suitors.

247Sports ranks Kansas as the No. 15 overall recruiting class. Wilson is Bill Self's fourth recruit in the 2019 class, all of whom received 4-star distinction.