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Houston Rockets | #00 | Forward









6'10" | 231lb | 25 years

Player Bio

DeVante Jaylen Wilson, son of Taniya Ballard, was born in 1996 in Mount Shasta, California. Wilson played three years of Capital Christian High School in Sacramento, leading the team a final No. 3 state ranking as well as the CIF Sac-Joaquin Sectional title during his last year. After graduating from Capital Christian in 2014, Wilson committed to the University of Michigan, becoming the first player from the Sacramento area ever to sign with a Big Ten institution for collegiate basketball. Wilson, whose own middle name was inspired by fabled Michigan Fab Fiver Jalen Rose, spent three years with the Wolverines and won the team's Most Improved Player award in 2017. That year, he averaged 11 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and started 36 of the team's 38 games. He helped take the Maize and Blue to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, good for 17 points and three blocks in their upset over No. 2 Louisville. You can find DJ Wilson on Twitter and Instagram as @Lanky_smoove.