KU freshman Jalen Wilson didn’t journey with Jayhawks to Indianapolis on Monday

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Kansas ahead Jalen Wilson (10) pulls up for a 3 over West Virginia ahead Derek Culver (1) through the first half, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Journal-World has confirmed via a number of sources that Kansas ahead Jalen Wilson didn’t journey to Indianapolis with the workforce on Monday and is predicted to overlook KU’s first-round recreation in opposition to Jap Washington on Saturday.

Wilson, a redshirt freshman from Denton, Texas, additionally might miss KU’s second-round recreation on Monday if the Jayhawks advance.

Though no official phrase has come from Kansas in regards to the id of the participant who examined constructive for COVID-19 final Friday morning, which led to KU withdrawing from the Huge 12 match, Kansas coach Invoice Self on Sunday mentioned the KU participant who produced “the newest constructive take a look at” doubtless could be out for the primary two rounds and would rejoin the Jayhawks, “if we’re lucky sufficient to advance.”

A starter in 26 of KU’s 28 video games to date this season, Wilson is averaging 12.1 factors and eight.2 rebounds in 29.three minutes per recreation for the Jayhawks in his first full season of eligibility. The 6-foot-Eight, 220-pound wing missed all however a few minutes of his true freshman season in 2019-20 with an ankle damage.

Wilson, who leads the Jayhawks with 9 double-doubles this season, has been the Jayhawks’ greatest rebounder and has performed each the stretch four place and the 5 spot in KU’s all-guard lineups.

With him out of the lineup, junior Tyon Grant-Foster, freshman Bryce Thompson and sophomore Tristan Enaruna, are anticipated to get alternatives to play extra minutes to assist fill his function.

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A supply advised the Journal-World that Enaruna and junior ahead David McCormack additionally didn’t journey to Indianapolis with the Jayhawks on Monday. KU’s flight left downtown Kansas Metropolis, Mo., round 12:30 p.m. Monday and landed in Indianapolis about an hour later.

Self mentioned Sunday evening that he anticipated each Enaruna and McCormack, who have been held out of the Huge 12 match after coming into COVID-19 protocols early final week, to rejoin the workforce later this week in time for Saturday’s NCAA Match opener.

“Yeah, we count on (them) to,” Self mentioned Sunday. “Except one thing occurs. However the one factor I came upon via this, most likely as a lot as anyone, you count on the sudden. However we’ll see. I am not aware of touch upon specifics, however I’ll stick with what I’ve mentioned all alongside, that we anticipate these guys becoming a member of us this week.”

The Jayhawks, a three seed within the West area, are slated to open the NCAA Match in opposition to 14th-seeded Jap Washington at 12:15 p.m. Saturday on TBS at Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

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