Jalen Duren formerly of Roman Catholic.

Posted On: 06/24/20 3:25 PM

Jalen Duren formerly of Roman Catholic.

The Covid-19 outbreak brought a halt to the PIAA state tournament and delayed the summer circuit, but the global pandemic could not stop elite level high school basketball players from transferring schools this off-season.

Head lining the southeastern Pennsylvania list of transfers is Jalen Duren, the #2 nationally ranked player in the class of 2022. Unfortunately, Duren departed Roman Catholic in Philadelphia and took his talents to Montverde Academy in Florida.

“We’ve had success in this program for last 10 to 15 years and you have a lot of kids who want to come here to experience a different opportunity,” Montverde Head Coach Kevin Boyle told me in a recent phone conversation. “Jalen is coming here and we are excited to have him. He has a really, really high upside,” Boyle continued.

Coach Boyle was quick to note the impact Duren will have defensively for his team saying, “Obviously he has outstanding size and outstanding athleticism. He is a very good rim protector and with a very aggressive defensive team like us, if someone does make a mistake he can cover those

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