AAC Freshman of the Year Jalen Duren will enter the 2022 NBA Draft after one standout year with The University of Memphis, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony reports. Duren told Givony that he would sign and hire Chafie Fields of Wasserman as his agent.
Duren was the leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.0 points point game. He was also their leading rebounder (8.1) and shot-blocker (2.1). Duren stuffed his trophy case in his one year with the program, given multiple awards during his time with Coach Penny Hardaway at Memphis.
Duren was named the AAC Freshman of the Year and made the All-AAC First Team and All-AAC Tournament Team.
Duren is likely a top-10 pick after showcasing an intriguing combo of physical tools 6’11, 250 points, 7’5 wingspan), power, explosiveness, and a growing skillset. As the youngest player in the NBA Draft, Duren will also be drafted based on his potential and whoever drafts him hopes they can pull out of him while he’s on a rookie contract.
Duren will join a growing list of future NBA stars that have committed to entering the 2022 NBA Draft, which will take place on June 23rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.