Jalen Duren

Updated on 9/9/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 230
College: Memphis
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/18/2003

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker
Tremendous rebounder
Solid defender
Good shot blocker
Good athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Does not draw enough free throws
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can be too passive on offense
Can be unfocused defensively

Summary:

Jalen Duren is a strong, athletic big man that projects to be a solid rim protector in the NBA. He can finish plays around the basket, and he also is a very good rebounder and shot blocker that can help his team protect the paint. He recently reclassified to be in the 2021 recruiting class, and he is a very talented prospect that could end up going in the lottery in the 2022 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
247Sports’ Profile
ESPN’s Article on Duren Joining Memphis
ESPN’s 2022 Early Top 100 Big Board

Games Scouted:
4/3/21 Montverde Academy vs. Sunrise Christian

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