Jalen Duran

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: Montverde
(Philadelphia, PA)
HT: 6-9 1/2WT: 228
BORN: NAYEAR: HSjr.WING: 7-5REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Jalen Duran is a big, bouncy center who was born with an NBA center’s frame. He transferred to Montverde for his junior year, where he’ll benefit from playing alongside elite talent and getting great coaching.

Jalen is a force and he’s too much to handle at lower levels of competition. He’s a man among boys. He dunks everything around the rim and is an intimidator on both ends of the floor.

There might not be a better rebounder in high school basketball and this is a skill that will translate to the higher levels.

Protecting the rim is one of his biggest strengths. He’s a quick leaper and gets high above the rim with ease and also knows how to keep his feet and jump second on defense. Even when he doesn’t get the block he alters shots in the lane and is a big presence around the basket, where his length is an X factor for him.


Comparisons

  • Dwight Howard

Draft Projection

lottery pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft

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2023 Centers

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-2 – France
  2. Jalen Duren – 6-10 – Philadelphia, PA
  3. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Brampton, Ontario
  4. Enoch Boakye – 6-10 – Michigan State (Canada)
  5. Vincent Iwuchukwu – 7-0 – San Antonio, TX
  6. Dilan Anderson – 7-0 – Gilbert, AZ
  7. Ryan Mutombo – 6-11 – Atlanta, GA