Plays with toughness and is very physical.
Bangs on the boards with the best of them.
Has good hands and finishes well at the rim.
Vertical spacer, PnR actions and in transition
Very active on the offensive boards (3.0 season)
Has decent vision out of the post and from the elbow
Good shot blocker and rim protector (2.1 season)
Physically strong with good size and length
Knocking down mid-range jumpers consistently.
Plays a bit stiff.
Has to develop his footwork and low post moves.
Needs to improve footwork on the block, tries to bully people
Must improve his mid-range jumper
Lacks engagement on both sides of the ball (low motor)
Must improve his desire to rebound the ball
Jalen can bang on the boards for rebounds and helps his team gain second chance opportunities. He is a lob threat in the half-court or transition; his athleticism, long arms, and strong frame make him a tough cover. On the opposite side of the court, utilizing the same skills previously mentioned, he can protect the rim, rebound at a high clip and switch out on the perimeter. The sky is the limit if he can play with a consistent motor.
All-AAC First Team (2022)
AAC All-Tournament Team (2022)
AAC Rookie of the Year (2022)
AAC All-Rookie Team (2022)
Chick-Fil-A Classic - Columbia, SC - 12/27/2018
Athletic big with a very strong frame, a monster on the glass, tries to dunk everything around the rim.
USA Basketball - Minneapolis, MN - 4/5-7/2019
"Man Child" runs the floor well, quick off his feet to contest shots, and appears to still be figuring out his body.
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 7/26-28/2019
Mobile big with a great frame. Runs the floor well has great hands and feet. Rebounding machine.
USA Basketball - Colorado Springs, CO - 10/11-13/2019
Explosive athlete, he has the physical tools to dominate his counterparts but needs to continue to polish his skills.
Made Hoops Midwest Mania - Indianapolis, IN - 4/23-25/2021
Fouled on lob attempt, 2-2. Swats putback shot attempt out of bounds. Nice escape dribble from the elbow, finishes with scoop layup on the R side. Goes straight up chest to chest for the block. Catches a putback dunk on the L side. On ball steal, pushed in transition finishes with a two-hand dunk. Cuts straight down the lane for a drop-off dunk. Makes a face-up mid-range jumper from the R wing. Off reb put back dunk.
Duren ranked favorably in the defensive versatility metrics, as he was in the 85th percentile of bigs. He can both switch and defend out of position. However, he does not have many defensive positions logged for his freshman season, so a grain of salt must be taken.
This data was hand-tracked by AJ Wahl and Bryon Cook. Every single defensive possesion of each player's season was analyzed. This dataset includes all possessions when the defender is guarding on-ball, in man-to-man, and against a player not within their position group who shoots the ball, is fouled, or commits a turnover. The percentile listed above is a players standing compared to their postion group calculated by compliling and weighing various different metrics derrived from the hand-tracked data. This data only measures a portion of a player's impact, but it is clear that the ability to defend out of one's position group is a vital skill to contributing to winning basketball at the professional level.