Former Michigan basketball coach John Beilein and wife, Kathleen, co-chairs of the ChadTough Gala Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit News
Michigan signee Jalen Wilson isn’t wasting any time exploring his options.
Just three days after asking for his release from his national letter of intent, Wilson has scheduled an official visit to Kansas from May 30-June 1 and is in the process of setting one up with North Carolina, he told 247Sports on Sunday.
Florida and Oklahoma State have also reportedly been making a push for Wilson, the four-star wing who averaged 18.1 points and 7.5 rebounds this past season for Denton (Texas) Guyer.
Wilson (6-foot-8, 215 pounds) originally committed to Michigan last May when he picked the Wolverines over Baylor, Kansas, Marquette, Oklahoma State and UCLA, and signed his NLI on the first day of the early signing period in November.
In the wake of John Beilein leaving his post to become the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Wilson cited Michigan’s “sudden coaching change” for his reason to reopen his recruitment.
When it comes to NLI release requests, an NLI signee must complete and submit a release form. Once it has been received, the signing institution has a 30-day deadline to grant or deny the request, which means Michigan won't have to render a decision until the second week of June.
Wilson, who’s rated the nation’s No. 50 prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings, has said he’s still considering Michigan and doesn’t have a timeline set for when he’ll make his next choice.
Lynden (Wash.) Christian’s Cole Bajema, the other member of Michigan’s two-man 2019 class, remains committed to the Wolverines. Don Brady, Bajema’s AAU coach, said the four-star combo guard is waiting to see whom Michigan hires as its next head coach before deciding if he'll stay or go.