2 - Jalen Duren

6-11, 250 Power Forward
Memphis Freshman
Birthday
11/18/03 (18 yrs)
Hometown
Sharon Hill, PA
High School
Montverde Academy
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
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Size
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Defense
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Strength
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Quickness
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Leadership
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Jump Shot
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NBA Ready
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Rebounding
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Potential
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Post Skills
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Intangibles
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NBA Comparison: Andre Drummond

Strengths: 6’10 big man … Great length with a 7’5 wingspan and big hands … Very good mobility … Explosive athlete, gets up quick and effortless. Good second jump. Dunks everything within close … Efficient around the basket. Uses glass when appropriate. Averaged 10.3 points per game on 62.5% FG% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2019 … Good rebounder on both ends. Converts offensive boards into baskets and is good for a few tip-slams a game. Averaged 8.2 rebounds per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2019 … Very good shot blocker and does a good job of contesting without fouling. Averaged 2 blocks per game at the U16 Americas Championship in 2019 … Grown man strength and frame. Finishes well through contact …

Weaknesses: Isn’t always heavily involved with the offense. Limited in scoring and typically spends the majority of possessions sitting in the post. A bit reliant on put backs, lobs, and being found in position to score. Still has a way to go developing scoring technique and touch, as well as expanding post-game … Doesn’t set many on ball screens, will add more showing ability as a pick and roll big man … Face up game and ability to stretch the floor has a long way to go. Poor free throw shooter. Shot 40% (2-5) FT% at the U16 Americas Championship in 2019 … Minimal ability to put the ball on the floor, generally hands off to a guard after a defensive rebound or steal … Often times, the last player up the floor … Has a way to go in developing skills that are valued in big men for today’s game …

Outlook: Transferred to Montverde Academy for his junior year … Won Gold and named to the All-Tournament Team at the U16 Americas Championship in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 12/15/20

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