Name: Jalen Washington
HS: West Side (IN)
Grassroots: Meanstreets (IL)
Calling Card: Shooting, Switchable, Rim Protector
Strengths: A stretch 4 man with a strong skill set. Showcases a soft touch around the rim and can play over either shoulder. Range extends to 15 feet and even to the 3pt line. Good pull up shooter Can fade away, hook, and use polished footwork All the while, he still operates a big first. Shows the capacity to hold his own on the switch. Good rim protector with 7’2 wingspan.
Areas to Improve: Has to get stronger as rebounder and use his leverage inside. Motor can go cold at times. Has dealt with injuries in high school career. Still wearing a brace. Interesting to see how it affects his mobility in the long run.