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Jalen Wilson Announces Return to Kansas Next Season

NCAA Basketball: West Virginia at Kansas

Jalen Wilson will return for another season with the Kansas Jayhawks, making his decision on the deadline date for the NBA Draft.

College players with eligibility had to decide on June 1 if they were returning to college or heading for the NBA.

Wilson announced his decision on social media.


Wilson went through the draft process for two months, working out with several teams in the process. He also participated in the G League combine, and his play there earned him a promotion to the NBA Scouting Combine, where he joined his Kansas teammates, Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun.

Agbaji announced he would not return to Kansas when he declared for the draft. Christian Braun announced last week he was staying in the NBA Draft, as he is now considered a late-first round pick.

Wilson averaged 11.1 points and 7.4 rebounds for Kansas last season and declared for the NBA Draft but retained his eligibility. Along with the workouts during the Combine, Wilson reportedly had a workout with the San Antonio Spurs.

Wilson was suspended for the first four games of last season for the Kansas Jayhawks due to a DUI. He lost his starting job, but eventually got it back and figures to be the most experience returning Jayhawks next season.

Kansas is also waiting to hear if transfer Kevin McCullar — who was with Texas Tech last season — will remain in the NBA Draft or transfer to the Jayhawks. He announced Kansas as his transfer destination last month.

The NBA Draft will be June 23.

Matthew Postins can be found on Twitter @PostinsPostcard

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