Kansas Basketball: 2019 redshirt Jalen Wilson is standing out at boot camp

After redshirting most of his freshman season, Kansas basketball will welcome back Jalen Wilson. He’s catching eyes at boot camp this year and very well could be the support the Jayhawks need inside.

The lights seem to be on sophomore forward Jalen Wilson as Kansas basketball’s boot camp comes to a close this week. He returns this year after redshirting the previous season where he suffered an injury after appearing in just one game in 2019. Due to the injury, it’s tough to gauge exactly how he’ll fit into the Jayhawks; lineup.

Wilson has reportedly looked “really good” according to head coach Bill Self. This is awesome news, as it shows he’s healthy and appearing strong on the roster as we head into October.

Based on his older highlights from his high school days, Wilson can definitely be a solid addition inside for Kansas. I’m certain his ability to get inside and find opportunities will be a positive addition for the Jayhawks in tight situations. The inside has been something that tends to plague the Jayhawks in the second half of games, and he would without a doubt give junior David McCormack some support in the paint.

I’m fairly excited about our inside game this year because we should see more fluid ball play down low. Getting rebounds is what’s going to help secure leads this year against the Big 12. Hopefully, this will provide some insurance for sophomore guards like Marcus Garrett and Christian Braun.

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Kansas basketball fans should be excited to see Wilson making headlines, he’s been impressing us at camp and it’s the hard work being shown now that’s going to pay off here when our season kicks off. Kansas is set to open the season vs. Kentucky at the State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago, IL.