Oozing talent and grit, Jalen Romande Green was born on February 9, 2002, in Merced, California. Green started practicing skills on the court in the Amateur Athletic Union basketball where they practiced for five hours every day. While in San Joaquin Memorial High School, Green averaged 18.1 points and nine rebounds per game as a freshman. His skills grew and saw him leading his team to a CIF Central Section Division II runner-up finish and the CIF Division II quarterfinals. Green has received multiple accolades from that time, proving that hard work, discipline, and consistency are sure bets to winning the game!
Jalen Romande Green was born on February 2, 2002, in Merced, California. His parents are Bree Purganan and Marcus Green, who is his stepfather. Jalen’s mother is a nurse and his step-father also played basketball. While in high school at Washington Union High School, Marcus played alongside N.B.A. player DeShawn Stevenson. In the third grade, Green and his family moved to Fresno and in the sixth grade, he played Amateur Athletic Union basketball.
After high school at San Joaquin Memorial High School, Green became a full-time basketball player. 18.1 points and 9 rebounds in starting was what he averaged at the time. He also led his team into reaching a CIF Central Section Division. The team held a 2nd runner-up position. Being named CIF Central Section’s rookie of the year earned Green with the Max Prep Freshman all-American second-team afterward. Green went ahead to score an average of 27.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in his sophomore season and again led his team to CIF Division 2nd title and the CIF open division playoffs. Green, showcasing his talent, awarded him the title of MaxPreps national sophomore of the year.
Transferring to Prolific Prep in Napa, California for his senior season, Green shone like a star again, leading his team to win the Grind Session World championship. He shared most valuable player honors with Daishen Nix in the same championship in March 2020. From Sports illustrated All-American player of the year to taking part in the G League’s professional pathway for a one-year development, Green’s light continues to shine. His prowess has also seen him take home a selection to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game, the Nike Hoop Summit, and the Jordan Brand Classic. Green now represents the United States in the N.B.A. G League but has mentioned being more interested in the Philippines as he is of Filipino background.
In October 2016, Green participates in the 2016 U.S. Basketball Men’s Junior National Team minicamp.
Green is honored by the California Interscholastic Federation Central Section as Rookie of the Year.
The shooting guard is the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup’s MVP.
With an average of 23.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.0 assists, Green plays for Team WhyNot (Calif.) in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in 2019.
Green announces forgoing college to join the G League on April 16, 2020.
Why We Love Jalen Green
His special talent
Green is athletic and has crazy jumping abilities on the court. He is a premier athlete, constantly wowing crowds.
He is tall and sweet
When met by astonished and excited fans, Green is always picture-ready. He willingly takes selfies with them and does not mind when they take photos of him ‘unawares.’
He helps his community
Green, together with Adidas, helped gift Fresno youth with a basketball court renovation The court is very popular in the community and is known as ‘The Cage.’
5 Surprising Facts
He can dance
Apart from his moves on the court, Green’s got moves on the dance floor and he enjoys dancing.
He loves Skittles
For a snack, Green enjoys a purple bag of Skittles.
He’s an Avengers fan
On his list of favorite movies, “The Avengers” ranks among them alongside “Spiderman” and “Titanic” as well as “High School Musical.”
He has Filipino roots
His Filipino roots are owed to his mum, and Green would love to represent the Philippines in the sport.
His success started in high school
While at San Joaquin Memorial High School, Green was declared the best player!
Jalen Green FAQs
What hand does Jalen Green shoot with?
He shoots with his left hand.
Is Jalen Green still with the G-League?
No, he has since moved into the N.B.A. major league after being drafted by the Rockets in 2021.
What is the G-League?
It is the N.B.A.’s minor league organization established to enable athletes to hone their skills so they can qualify for the draft into major league teams.
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