Jalen Green, the 18-year-old wingman of 6 foot and 5 inches representing the team USA, had a brilliant track record in FIBA under-17 and under-19 Basketball World Cup tournament. In 2018, he scored 15.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists for the games in the whole tournament.
In 2019, he scored 10.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per match in the whole tournament. Who could forget this young blood with such astonishing performances for team USA?
Jalen Green wants to play for Gilas despite the FIBA rule, which is declared for all the national players and would remain the same.
It says that above 17 years old players who had once played for a national team could not join other country’s teams. And knowing that this would be a very intricate process, Jalen Green wanted to play for Gilas, Philippines.
Jalen also stated in one interview in the course of the NBA Republica Playoff that it could be a possibility that he might play for Gilas one day.
As Jalen Green is a Filipino-American player, we might see him play for blue and white for FIBA World Cup 2023. That is, we might see him as a Gilas player in 2023, as he had picked up the Philippines in the 2021 NBA draft.
Bad news for college basketball people: Jalen Green declared that he would take his position in the No.2 player of NBA from No.3 positioned by not participating in the college basketball league but straight to the NBA’s G league for the year 2020 – 2021.
G league had thought of organizing a new season with Jalen Greens at Southern California that might be led by this 5-star basketball player Jalen Green. Jalen Green decided to skip College Basketball.
Green stated to Yahoo Sports that he wanted to get into an overall good position and make himself the best for the next NBA, his prime target. And he had planned everything and made this decision.