Posted On: 01/14/18 9:00 AM
While the Fairview boys basketball team appears to be a much-improved club this winter, it also features a young core that has the Knights looking forward to their future and trying to approach their potential next year and the year after.
At the heart of that young core of players is sophomore forward Jalen Page, who is quickly emerging as potentially the next big collegiate prospect to come out of Boulder, Colo.
Page is averaging 16.3 points per game, along with 5.7 total rebounds and 2.3 offensive rebounds. At 1.1 blocks a game, he is also averaging 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals. Fundamental and consistent in close, and very adept at moving without the ball, Page is shooting 64 percent from the field and averages 1.8 point per shot.
Though he only takes 2.75 shots a game from behind the 3-point line, Page has flashed the ability to stretch the floor and is currently making 48 percent of his 3-point attempts. He is also shooting 83 percent at the free-throw line, where he averages close to four attempts a game.
Page has scored 20 or more points twice this season, including a 27-point outing against Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (CA) and a season-high 29 points against Lincoln (CA).
With a lean, athletic body at 6-foot-5, Page doesn’t look like a sophomore and still has plenty of room to grow into his frame and become a more physical player. Page will be a player to keep an eye on moving forward and should start cracking top prospect lists across the state soon if he hasn’t already.