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Wednesday / June 19.
  • Jalen Wilson to Michigan

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    By SEAN BOCK

    Jalen Wilson, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Guyer (TX) High School, has committed to Michigan, he announced on Wednesday.

    Wilson chose the Wolverines over Baylor, Kansas, Marquette, Oklahoma State, and UCLA.

    “I talk to assistant coach [Luke] Yaklich and head coach John Beilein all the time,” Wilson told ZAGSBLOG in April. “I was named after Jalen Rose, who was a member of the Fab Five, so I know all about Michigan basketball, and my mom loves Michigan. They produce great players in the NBA, and they’re a great program in the Big Ten. I love the coaches there. They really get to me and tell me where I’m at, how I will fit into the program, and how much they really want me. I really enjoy talking to them.”

    A four-star recruit, Wilson is the first commit in the 2019 class for Michigan. The Wolverines are also in contention for four-star guards DJ Carton and Rockett Watts, and three-star guard Joe Girard.

    “He brings a lot of versatility and he can play three or four positions and be very effective at each,” YGC36 coach Vonzell Thomas said of Wilson. “Very coachable and cares about winning. Doesn’t just play for himself but plays for the name on the front of his jersey and when you get a player like him it brings victories to your team. Offensively, he can beat a defender from all three levels. Strongslasher, very good mid-range shooter, and can knock down the three.”

    According to 247Sports, Wilson is the No. 34 prospect in the class of 2019 and the No. 8 player at his position.

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