Score first mentality
Moves well off the cutting to the rim
Takes and makes tough shots from the perimeter
Can create his own shot off the dribble
Has the ability to defend the 1 & 2
Lacks defensive intensity
Wirey but needs to get stronger and add some weight
Below average rebounder for his size and position
Willing but below aveage passer
Shooting needs improvement on cathch & shoot opportunities
Jalen is an elite athlete with a knack for putting the ball in the basket. He can create his on shot off the dribble for perimeter shots as well as geting into the lane where he is an elite finisher above the rim. He is most effective in transtion but has a good feel in the half-courts off the ball as he likes to cut towards the basket if his defender falls asleep. He needs to continue work on his handle, improve his consistency shooting from the perimeter, get stronger and up his defensive intensity.
USA Basketball - Minneapolis, MN - 4/5-7/2019
Elite wing defender capabilities as he got in his stances and negated the ball handler from getting to his spots. Explosvies athlete with the abilty to finish above the rim with ease. Fast-twitch reactions and quick off his feet.
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO ? 10/11-13/2019
He has a quick first step, to get defenders off balance. He looks to go over the top of defenders at every turn. Can create for himself off the bounce and shoot the 3 ball.
Chick-Fil-A Classic - Columbia, SC - 12/19-21/2019
Day 1 - Knocks down his 1st shot a deep 3 off the dribble from the right-wing. Thunderous dunk in transition with the right hand. Made nice cut on BOB play for an easy layup. Good footwork on a turnaround jumper in the short corner. Caught a lob where his head was above the rim. Explosive spin and layup from the left corner. Crazy R in and out into the lane for 1 hand tip pass off the dribble. Made wide-open C&S 3 on the right wing. Makes deep pull up 3 from the top of the key out of PnR action. The Red sea parts as he drives down the lane for a 2 hand dunk. Steal and dunk as he jumped the passing lane.
Day 2 - Seems to be favoring his right wrist as he missed 2 free-throws. Covered a lot of ground in transition as he glided through the defense for a R layup. Make C&S 3 from the R corner on BOB set. Drove baseline from the right corner made left rev layup. Nice burst coming off a curl from the R wing, finished with L layup. Tough finish in the lane with the L and1. Finding his rhythm in the 2nd half, just made a nice R to L crossover for pull-up 3. Made another pull-up 3 from the top of the key. Made another pull-up 3 out of PnR action from the top of the key. Made another deep 3 off DHO from the top of the key. Made another C&S 3 in transition from the right wing. Makes pull-up 3 from the left wing. DEEP! Made another deep 3 from the 3 wing after DHO and being hounded.
2020 Ignite Scrimmage Stats:
21 PTS || 6.5 REB || 0.5 AST || 1.0 STL || 0.5 BLK || 2.5 TOV || 48.4 FG% || 12.5 3P% || 100 FT%