Jalen Green on What He’s Learned About Himself in his Rookie Season: ‘I’m a Bucket’
Fitted in the Fifty2hundred x SLAM ØNE ‘N DØNE Dennis Rodman-inspired tee, rookie sensation Jalen Green was asked what he’s learned about himself so far in his rookie year after the Houston Rockets’ 139-132 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
In signature fashion, Green responded, “That I’m a bucket, and I just need to stay confident in myself.”
A bucket might be understating the ascension the No. 2 overall pick has taken since the All-Star break, becoming the latest rookie since Allen Iverson in his 1996-97 season to average a 30-piece in four-straight games. He capped off the scoring spree with a 31-point performance on 12-for-18 shooting in the Rockets’ 139-132 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jalen Green is the first rookie since Allen Iverson to have scored 30+ in four consecutive games.— Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) April 4, 2022
“I mean, that comes with playing in games and seeing it right in front of you. And it’s going to eventually slow down. It’s going to come down to work,” Green added.
The former McDonald’s All-American had been on a scintillating shooting streak ahead of their Sunday night matchup, pouring in 29 three-pointers over his last five games. The most by a rookie in a five-game span in League history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. On 12.0 three-point attempts per game over his last six contests, Green is knocking down a sensational 45.8 percent while averaging 29.0 points.
Sitting in last place within the East, Green and the Rockets will travel to Barclays Center to face off against the Brooklyn Nets in the third-last game of the season.