Nation’s number 2 basketball recruit to visit UofM

Jalen Duren
Jalen Duren(WMC)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 8:09 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Tigers Head Basketball Coach Penny Hardaway is still working the recruiting trail, and not just for this season -- 2022 Recruit Jalen Duren is visiting the Uof M this week.

He’s the number-two ranked prospect in the nation according to 24/7 Sports.

Duren is a 6′10″, 230-pound hammer of an athlete who already has a grown man’s body entering his senior year of high school at Monteverde Academy in Florida.

24/7 Recruiting analyst Brandon Jenkins compares him to Miami Heat Center Bam Adebayo. 

Durden can run the floor, is explosive around the basket shooting at a 71% clip.

His obvious physicality makes him a man among boys which could be a problem for Memphis, plus Kentucky and Miami, the final three schools on his list. 

Word is Duren is also considering turning pro, either to the NBA G-League or to Australia. Duren also could re-classify to play in college this season. Stay tuned.

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