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4-star 2019 small forward re-opens recruitment after shocking coaching departure

Denton Guyer's Jalen Wilson (10) moves toward the hoop as the Wildcats beat DeSoto 48-45 in a boys basketball playoff game at Arlington Lamar High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.
Denton Guyer's Jalen Wilson (10) moves toward the hoop as the Wildcats beat DeSoto 48-45 in a boys basketball playoff game at Arlington Lamar High School on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Four-star Denton Guyer small forward Jalen Wilson stuck with Big Ten power Michigan for almost a year, but following a shocking departure to the NBA by head coach John Beilein, Wilson announced on Thursday via Twitter that he’s re-opened his recruiting.

“Due to the sudden head coaching change, I have requested my release from The University of Michigan, and will re-open my recruitment,” Wilson said in a tweet.

According to Brady Keane of the Denton Record Chronicle, Kansas, Marquette, Baylor, Oklahoma State and UCLA were the teams in Wilson’s top-6 before he committed to Michigan in late May of 2018.

Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Purdue, Saint Louis, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech and VCU were his other offers, per 247Sports, which has Wilson ranked as the No. 13 SF in the nation and No. 8 overall player in the state.

Wilson is also ranked No. 50 overall in the country.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 18.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and shot 54 percent from the floor last season as Guyer went 32-5 and reached the 6A Region I final.

Wilson averaged 16.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a junior.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.


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