Kansas added a key late piece to its 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday as four-star wing Jalen Wilson committed to the Jayhawks.
Previously a Michigan pledge under former head coach John Beilein, Wilson opened things up and took official visits to Kansas and North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 Wilson is the No. 47 overall prospect in the Rivals.com national 2019 rankings as he’s the fourth commitment for the Jayhawks in the class. He joins four-stars wing Tristan Enaruna and four-star guards Christian Braun and Isaac McBride.
Although Kansas didn’t land the five-star, All-American type of prospect that they’ve become used to landing under head coach Bill Self, this four-man class still provides talent, athleticism, depth and a top-15 group. Wilson’s late pledge gives the Jayhawks a competitive wing for minutes along with Enaruna and sophomore Ochai Agbaji.
Kansas returns some veterans from the NBA draft process as they should once again be competitive in the Big 12 and national landscape with the return of point guard Devon Dotson and center Udoka Azubuike. If any of these four freshmen can provide consistent minutes it would be a huge boost to the Jayhawks.