D.J. Wilson 5
D.J.  Wilson


Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Capital Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240



Wilson Goes 17th Overall, Becomes Eighth NBA Draftee in Beilein Era

Wilson Selected 17th by Milwaukee Bucks in 2017 NBA Draft


Kornacki: How Wilson Went from Suspect to NBA Draft Prospect

Kornacki: How Wilson Went from Suspect to NBA Draft Prospect


Kornacki: How Wilson Led Wolverines Over Purdue in OT

Kornacki: How Wilson Led Men's Basketball Over Purdue


Wolverines Travel to Nebraska to Close Regular Season

Men's Basketball to Close B1G Season at Nebraska


Michigan vs. Texas

Dec. 6, 2016


Xavier vs. Michigan

Michigan hosts the Musketeers.


Michigan Career
• U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player (2017)
• U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award (2017)

Junior (2016-17)
• Played in all 38 games for the Wolverines, starting the last 36 contests
• Helped U-M to a Big Ten Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16, including an upset of No. 2 seed Louisville
• Led the Wolverines with 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots a game while averaging 11.0 points per contest
• Averaged 15.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and shot 60.5 percent from the field in the four Big Ten Tournament games
• Scored in double figures in 22 games for the Maize and Blue, including a season high 28 at Iowa (Jan. 1)
• Pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds vs. IUPUI (Nov. 13) and at Iowa (Jan. 1)
• Recorded four double-doubles on the season in wins over Marquette (10 pts., 12 reb.; Nov. 17), Kennesaw State (15 pts., 11 reb.; Dec. 3) and Rutgers (10 pts., 11 reb.; Feb. 22) and a loss at Iowa (28 pts., 14 reb.; Jan. 1)
• In 36 minutes, went for 26 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots in an overtime win over Purdue (March 11) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal
• Averaged 16.0 points per game in three NCAA Tournament contests
• Averaged 30.4 minutes per game

Sophomore (2015-16)
• Played in 26 games, primarily off the bench; missed two games due to right ankle injury
• Helped U-M return to NCAA Tournament, earning No. 11 seed in the East regional
• Played in program's first NCAA First Four defeating Tulsa (W, 67-62; March 16) and advancing to NCAA first round match-up against No. 6 Notre Dame (L, 70-63; March 18)
• Helped U-M advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal for the sixth time after a buzzer beating win over No. 1 seed Indiana (W, 72-69; March 11) -- U-M's first win over a No. 1 seed at the conference tournament
• Averaged 2.7 points per game; scoring a career-best 12 points against Youngstown State (Dec. 19)
• Made eight three-pointers, which was nearly a third of his overall point production
• Recorded second most blocks (10); had a career-best two in upset win over No. 3 Maryland (Jan. 12)
• Averaged 6.1 minutes per game, playing 10-plus minutes in five games

Freshman (2014-15)
• Played in five games before left knee injury suffered vs. Villanova (Nov. 25) in the 2014 Legends Classic championship game sideline him for remainder of season; elected to take a redshirt
• Became a valued member of U-M's practice/scout team near the end of the season
• Made collegiate debut against Hillsdale (Nov. 15), finishing with a two points and four rebounds in nine minutes

Prep Career
• Played at Capital Christian School (2014) under coach Devon Jones
• MaxPreps All-NorCal first team, California All-State second team and Division IV Most Valuable Player (2014)
• Golden Empire League MVP (2014)
• Recorded a 80-15 three-year record -- 28-4 (2014), 26-5 (2013) and 26-6 (2012)
• In 2014 led Capital Christian to a final No. 3 state ranking as well as the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sectional title
• Helped Capital Christian to three straight Golden Empire Conference championships (2012, '13, 14)
• As a senior, averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game; had 22 games with 10-plus points, with six 20-plus point games including a career-best 27 against West Campus (Feb. 5)
• As a junior, averaged 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds, with 13 games of 10-plus points and two 20-plus point games including a season-best 21 against Bella Vista (Dec. 7)
• As a sophomore averaged 8.6 points and 5.8 rebounds; with 15 games of 10-plus points, including a season-best 20 points against Cosumnes Oaks (Dec. 16)

• Given name is DeVante Jaylen Wilson
• Born Feb. 19, 1996, in Mt. Shasta, Calif.
• Son of Taniya Ballard
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts
• Undecided major

Personal Notes
• Goes by D.J.; middle name was inspired by Fab Fiver Jalen Rose
• Extremely athletic post player and is a threat from long range
• Has a 7-3 wing span and is right-handed
• Capital Christian High School has a total enrollment of 400
• Verbally committed to Michigan on Oct. 6, 2013 and signed on Nov. 13, 2013


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