American Jalen Green is a professional basketball player. He is renowned for his jump shots that can knot down any defender
Currently, Jalen is playing with the NBA G League as Shooting Guard.
In 2018, he was named as the Most Valued Player of the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup.
Last, in 2020, Jalen was scheduled to play for the team West in 2020 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game. Besides that, he was selected for the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit too.
However, all of the three games were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jalen Green- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity
Jalen was born as Jalen Romande Green on the 9th of February 2002 in Merced, California.
He comes from the family of athletics. His mother, Bree Purganan used to play basketball, soccer, and cross country race in her college days. Currently, she is a nurse by profession.
Also, his biological father was also a football and basket player. However, he has not shared any details of his biological father. Apart from that, his step-father, Marcus Green happens to be a teammate of NBA player, DeShawn Stevenson in their High School. They are of Jewish ethnicity.
Early Life & Education
He grew up in Merced, California. Later, he moved to Fresno, California along with his family. From childhood, he had a keen interest in playing basketball.
When he was in grade six, he used to practice basketball five hours a day. At the time, he was associated with Amateur Athletic Union basketball. Later, he attended San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno.
Jalen Green- High School & Professional Career
High School Career
Jalen Green started his journey as a basketball player with the High School team. Altogether, he played for three years for the team. As of freshman, he had an average point of 18.1 and nine rebounds per game.
Moving forwards, he ended the sophomore year, with an average point of 27.9 with 7.7 rebounds per game.
As a captain of the team, he led the high school team to the finals of Central Section Division II. In the finals, the team was only able to secure the position of the runner up. The year, he was named MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year.
Later in the junior year, he made an average of 33 points with eight rounds per game. The year, his team won the Central Division II championship. Also, the year, his team made to the quarterfinals in the CIF Northern California Division I.
In the senior year, he got transferred to Prolific Prep in Napa, California. He ended the year with an average point of 31.5 with 7.5 rebounds per game.
In the year 2017, he made his debut for the national team at the 2017 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship. In the championship, he earned an average point of 9.8 in the five games. Also, he earned the gold medal in the championship.
Later, in 2018, he earned the second gold medal in the 2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup. Also, he was named the MVP of the world cup.
Moving forward, he again earned the third gold medal at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup.
Bypassing the college career, on the 16th of April 2020, he signed one year contract with NBA G League for the 2020-2021 season.
Jalen Green- Net Worth, Salary
As of now, he has not disclosed any details regarding his net worth. As a player of the NBA G League, his earnings are in the range of $500k or above.
Jalen Green’s Controversy, Rumors
As of now, he has not been through any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Similar goes with the rumors too.