Jalen Duren is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He plays for the Detroit Pistons. In 2023, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

He was a first-round pick during the 2022 NBA Draft. Prior to the draft, he attended the University of Memphis where he was named the ACC Freshman of the Year in 2022.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Jalen Montez Duren was born on November 18, 2003, in New Castle, Delaware in the United States of America. He stands 211 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 113 kg. He is right-handed and he plays a center position.

Team 209 detroit pistons Detroit Pistons
Position Center
Height / weight 2.08 m / 113 kg
Born 18 Nov 2003
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Team History
209 detroit pistons Detroit 2022 - present

He grew up playing football and baseball but as he grew taller, he focused more of his energy on basketball.

High School and College Career

He attended the Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before he transferred to Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. In 2022, he played college basketball for the University of Memphis and was there from 2021 to 2022.

In 2022, he was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and the First-team All-ACC. Duren was also named the 2022 ACC Freshman of the Year.

Professional Career

He was a first-round draft during the 2022 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. As a high school player, he was already considered by recruiters as ‘ready for the NBA’.

His rights was traded to the New York Knicks, then traded again to the Detroit Pistons. He signed with the Pistons. They signed him to a rookie contract in July 2022.

In addition to his professional career, he also plays for the United States internationally and was part of the team that played in the 2019 FIBA Under-16 Americas Championship.

In 2023, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Career Highlights

  • 2023 - NBA All-Rookie Second Team
  • 2022 - AAC Freshman of the Year
  • 2022 - First-team All-AAC
  • 2022 - AAC All-Freshman Team

Medal record, Men’s basketball, Representing the United States

  • Gold - 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Brazil

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