It seems that John Beilein’s decision to leave Michigan for the Cleveland Cavaliers may have had an adverse affect on the Wolverines’ recruiting. Four-star forward Jalen Wilson, who had committed to the team late last year, appears to want out now.
Wilson has elected to re-open his recruitment. The decision comes only ten days after Beilein left the school to take the vacant Cavaliers head coaching job.
Wilson is the No. 50 overall prospect in the country, per 247Sports. He is the No. 13 small forward prospect in the country, and the No. 8 prospect from the state of Texas.
The 6-foot-8 forward from Guyer High School has averaged over 16 points and 6 rebounds over the past two seasons.
Respect My Decision🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/SRMQUEqRm7
— jwill (@thejalenwilson) May 16, 2019
The only other 2019 prospect who has signed his letter of intent for the Wolverines is four-star forward Cole Bajema. Meanwhile, the crop of top prospects in the Class of 2019 is getting smaller by the day.
247Sports lead expert Jerry Meyer has tipped the Kansas Jayhawks to land Wilson now that he’s back on the open market.