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JALEN DUREN Player Evaluation (Roman Catholic HS) by: Nick Franklin


6’ 9” 220 pounds

The best way to describe Jalen Duren is an extremely rare physical monster. His wide shoulders and uber athletic frame are comparable to some college and NBA players. Jalen plays hard essentially every play a motor that doesn’t stop running. At only 16 years old Jalen’s physical presence is ahead of his skill but don’t mistake that for him not being skilled. His game is comparable to Bam Adebayo from the Miami Heat.

  • Excellent Rim Runner
  • Attacks the Rim looks to dunk everything
  • Carves space out determines where he will catch the ball
  • Soft hands catches everything
  • Finishes through contact
  • Soft touch with either hand
  • Elite offensive rebounder


  • Quick feet beats defender to the spot
  • Elite Rim protector
  • Good Timing on shot blocking
  • Elite Rebounder
  • Good knack for where the ball will be
  • Strong rebounder normally makes 2 hand rebounds
  • Quick 2nd jump beats opponents to the ball
  • Plays defensive P&R with high IQ