Jalen Coleman-Lands is going to make the most out of his sixth year of eligibility granted by the NCAA. It was announced on Monday that Coleman-Lands, who has had stops with the DePaul Blue Demons and the Illinois Fighting Illini as well, will enter the transfer portal as a grad transfer.
DePaul’s Jalen Coleman-Lands is in the transfer portal, per the portal. Averaged 11.1 points per game this past season. Started his career at Illinois and will be a grad transfer.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 20, 2020
Jalen Coleman-Lands was a key piece to DePaul’s success. He averaged 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists while averaging 30.3 minutes per game this past season He shot well behind the arc, ending the year with a 3-point percentage of 32.1 percent. He was one of the big veterans on the team, and is going to be missed next season.
Coleman-Lands is going to find a solid new home to continue his college basketball career. He started his long journey, with Illinois, and could we see him return back there? Regardless, he is going to have a handful of very strong programs showing interest in him, and will finish his last year with a competitive program.
Obviously, it would have been nice to see him end as a Blue Demon, but that’s not how it’s going to go. Even if he weren’t going to transfer, DePaul was going to need to find a player to take his place for years to come. He had a productive two seasons with the program, and should have one more to come with another.