Jalen Duren

Updated on 6/25/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 240
College: Memphis
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/18/2003

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 10
Projected Draft Range: Lottery
2022 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 13 by the Charlotte Hornets
(Rights traded to the Detroit Pistons)


Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Adequate playmaker for his size
Gifted rebounder
Solid defender
Good shot blocker
Gifted athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Must expand upon his low post moves
Can miss shots wildly around the basket
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 currently projects to be a likely lottery pick 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
11/16/21 Memphis vs. Saint Louis
12/14/21 Memphis vs. Alabama
3/17/22 Memphis vs. Boise State
3/19/22 Memphis vs. Gonzaga

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