San Joaquin Memorial 2020 guard Jalen Green makes USA U-16 team

Local basketball standout Jalen Green is one of 12 rising stars to represent the USA National Under 16 Team later this month.

USA Basketball’s 12 best rising stars will feature one of Fresno’s own who holds an offer from Fresno State - San Joaquin Memorial High School guard Jalen Green.

Green attended a mini-camp trial in October and was invited back for this month’s training camp. He made the final cut of 12 and will participate in the 2017 FIBA U16 Championships in Argentina later this month.

Of his performance during the camp, Green told, “I’m just all over the court. I’m aggressive. I’m playing defense. I’m trying to get buckets and set up my teammates.”

Green was analyzed by’s Director of Basketball Recruiting Evan Daniels as, “Arguably the best all around scorer at the event... Green was aggressive off the dribble, made shots from all three levels and shot it well from long distance throughout the camp. In scrimmage play, Green led the event in scoring and was efficient with his scoring attack. Green, who has grown to 6-foot-5 since last October, competed on both ends and showed an extra burst of speed and athleticism in transition.”

Green had scholarship offers before ever playing a second of high school basketball. He then went on to average 18.1 points, 9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his freshman year. His SJM team fell just short of a Valley Title, falling short to Ridgeview High School at Selland Arena.

Following his freshman year, his offer list now includes Fresno State, Arizona, Creighton, Florida State, San Diego State, UNLV, USC, Villanova and Washington. So far, Fresno State has been able to maintain a good relationship with the local product in hopes of keeping him home for college.

“Fresno State - they love me,” Green told prior to his freshman season. “They keep me around and get me to games. I love them… Coach Terry - he’s a great coach, I love him. He’s aggressive. He tells you straight forward. He’s a good coach.”

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