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KU Basketball’s Jalen Wilson Arrested for DUI in Lawrence

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Kansas head coach Bill Self noted his “disappointment” in Jayhawks forward Jalen Wilson’s reported arrest for DUI on Sunday morning in Lawrence.

Wilson’s arrest was reported by Jesse Newell of the Kansas City Star.

A Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled Wilson over early Sunday morning after the deputy saw a driver unable to maintain a proper lane. Deputies stopped the vehicle, performed sobriety tests on Wilson and arrested him at 2:16 a.m., according to Douglas County Sheriff’s office spokesperson George Diepenbrock.


Wilson reportedly posted a $250 bond and has a future court date.

Self released a statement through the Kansas athletic department.

“We are aware of the incident involving Jalen Wilson last night, and are disappointed in his decisions,” Self said. “We are looking into the situation as we speak and will determine potential consequences with him once we have the rest of the details.”

Wilson was one of the Big 12’s top freshmen last season, as the redshirt earned both All-Big 12 Newcomer and Freshman team honors. He led all Big 12 freshmen in rebounding with 7.9 per game, which also left him second in the Big 12 overall. He set a Kansas freshman record for consecutive double-doubles (four) and his six double-doubles in Big 12 play was the most in the conference. He averaged 11.8 points and two assists per game for Kansas, as he started all but three games.


Kansas scrimmage at Tulsa on Saturday, and are set to face Emporia State in an exhibition game on Nov. 3. Kansas opens its regular season on Nov. 9 against Michigan State at the Champions Classic in New York City.

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