KU basketball lands commitment from ISU transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands
LAWRENCE — Jalen Coleman-Lands’ long, winding college basketball journey will continue at Kansas.
Coleman-Lands, who spent last season with Iowa State, announced Wednesday his intention to transfer into the Jayhawks’ program this offseason. A 6-foot-4, 187-pounder, Coleman-Lands will arrive at KU with a wealth of experience — 2021-22 will mark the Indianapolis native’s seventh collegiate campaign, with the well-traveled guard also spending time at Illinois (2015-17) and DePaul (2017-20).
Coleman-Lands enjoyed his best production during his lone season with the Cyclones.
He averaged career-bests of 14.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while connecting on 43.5% of his field goal attempts. Coleman-Lands also hit 39.5% of his tries from 3-point range, a clip that would’ve bested any regular on last year’s Jayhawk squad (Dajuan Harris, 37.7%). And Coleman-Lands reached double-figure scoring in each of Iowa State’s final 13 contests, a stretch that included back-to-back 20-point performances against KU.
Those efforts, however, couldn’t stop the bleeding for a spiraling Cyclone program that dropped its final 17 games. Coleman-Lands announced his decision to join the Jayhawks in an Instagram post.
Coleman-Lands’ commitment puts KU one scholarship over the limit, though that number would fall back to the allowed mark should Ochai Agbaji, Jalen Wilson or Arizona State transfer Remy Martin opt to remain in the NBA Draft. Other incoming pieces on next year’s new-look Jayhawks include transfers Joseph Yesufu (Drake), Cam Martin (Missouri Southern) and Sydney Curry (John Logan College) and high school prospects Zach Clemence, K.J. Adams, Bobby Pettiford and Kyle Cuffe Jr.