Prospect Watch: Jalen White (2019)

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Posted On: 10/30/18 11:43 AM

 The Marquette Mustangs got much better for the upcoming season with the addition of 2019 guard Jalen White from Lutheran North.

 A physical 6’2″ 190-pound shooting guard, White will give the Mustangs another scoring option to go along with standout wing player and Maryville commit Jason Montgomery.

 “My goals for Marquette this season would be to mesh well with the team,” White said. “I know Jason and I will be a big part of the team’s success this year. My goal would also be to be a leader as I am a senior. My old school Lutheran North has rooted core leadership values in me that I can translate to the team.

 White made a recent visit to Division 3 program Trinity University. He has also received interest from schools such as Quincy, University of Illinois-Springfield, Lehigh and Dartmouth.

 White is a slashing guard who uses his physical strength to overpower smaller guards. He is at his best when he’s attacking the basket and scoring through contact. He can also post up and get buckets in the paint. In his three years at Lutheran North, he has scored nearly 800 points, including his 13.8 points a game as a junior.

 “My strength is a huge advantage for me,” he said. “My combination of speed, strength and athleticism is a threat to slower bigs and smaller guards. Guards my size usually lack one of the three.”

  During the summer, White competed with the Arsenal Hoops 17U team and was very productive for a new grassroots program that has made excellent strides in the past three years.

 “Playing for Arsenal Hoops during the spring and summer has made me a better player because everyone was good,” he said. “Everyone on the team is a high school standout and it raised the level of play for everyone. Arsenal Hoops to me is a brotherhood that will continue to build every year. I’m just happy that our 17U team laid the groundwork.