Intro: Jalen Washington (2022)


Posted On: 08/2/18 2:00 PM

On an absolutely stacked Meanstreets 14U squad many evaluators believe that Gary West Side High School freshman Jalen Washington is the best prospect long term.  At about 6’7” the 2022 combo forward has plus length and athleticism.  The skill set is coming along nicely too being able to score around the hoop and his jumper from 15 feet out to three has a chance to be a major weapon.  Timing and anticipation on the defensive end and rebounds well.

Washington chatted with PrepHoopsIndiana about his summer on the grassroots circuit with Meanstreets.

“It has gone well.  We played well together and sometimes we didn’t play well, but overall we played unselfishly.”

What does he bring to the table as a young prospect?

“I can shoot the three ball.  I can face up and post.  I can drive and handle the ball.”

He is looking forward to his freshman season at Gary West Side High School.

“Getting to play against older kids and seeing their different strengths and learn to adapt.”