NY2LASPORTS.COM - 2015 INTRODUCTION - JALEN BRUNSON
Antonio Curro — NATIONAL RECRUITING DIRECTOR - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Midwest continues to see elite national talents evolve and the 2015 class is no exception as a plethora of highly regarded prospects are hitting the hardwood throughout the region. One such talent is lead guard Jalen Brunson, an exceptional lead guard with a big time pedigree.
Standing at 6’0 weighing close to 150 pounds, the Stevenson (IL) high school standout is anything but average on the hardwood. The son of former Temple star and NBA player Rick Brunson, Jalen is quickly building up a reputation as one of the premiere 2015 prospects in the country. Equipped with handles, breakdown skills, solid vision, playmaking instincts, the ability to score in traffic off the bounce, a left-handed perimeter stroke that extends beyond the arc, and exceptional feel for a young lead guard, Brunson has the ability to take over the game offensively by scoring the basketball or creating, a quality that gives him an ability to impact the game in a variety of ways.
Already showing the leadership to control the game in half court sets or push the tempo in transition, Brunson continues to elevate his game with each passing month and looks the part of a potential high major lead guard to pay close attention too and schools are already taking notice. Brunson is collecting interest from the likes of Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Marquette, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois State amongst others. The talented floor general can expect his recruiting trail to grow exponentially in the coming years as he looks and already plays the part of one of the premiere lead guards in the country.
Jalen Brunson plays with the Team NLP program during the grassroots travel season.
Note: Antonio Curro is the National Recruiting Editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM, GENERATIONNEXBASKETBALL.COM and 414HOOPS.COM. He is also a national consultant for ESPNU and the HOOPSCOOP.