Kansas forward Jalen Wilson was suspended for the team’s exhibition game on Wednesday and his first three regular season games following a suspected impaired driving arrest early Sunday morning, announced Tuesday Coach Bill Self. Wilson, a sophomore in a red shirt, led the team in rebounds and was last season’s third-leading scorer in 29 appearances for the Jayhawks.
The suspension will prevent him from playing in the Champions Classic game against Michigan State on November 9 and for the home games against Tarleton State and Stony Brook. He will return on November 25 against North Texas.
âWe’re going to suspend him for tomorrow’s exhibition and the first three games of the regular season,â Self said. âHe will also serve community hours during his suspension. “
Wilson posted an apology on social media on Tuesday and admitted he made a “mistake” last weekend.
âTo my family, friends, coaches, teammates and the Jayhawk Nation – above all, I want to apologize to all of you for my mistake last weekend,â Wilson said. âI accept full responsibility for my actions and have tremendous remorse for my lack of judgment. true character through my actions and my behavior to move forward. “
Wilson averaged 7.9 rebounds per game, a tag-team high, last season and added 11.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game after being revived when he arrived in 2019-20.
Wilson entered the NBA Draft this summer but ultimately decided to return to KU for the 2021-22 season. KU reclaims his team’s top three scorers to 21 wins a season ago and has added, among other things, graduate transfer goalkeeper Remy Martin to the heart of a team ranked No.3 in the AP pre-season Top 25. .