No. 1 overall player in 2020 comes to a decision

Prolific Prep senior Jalen Green, the No. 1 overall player in 2020 who was named to the McDonald’s All American team this season, has decided to forgo his college eligibility and play professionally, he said today.

The 6-foot-5 Green was averaging 18.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assist, and 1.1 steals on the Nike EYBL circuit last season. His 71 points this season during bracket play were the most by any player in the last three years on the Nike circuit.

He was named the Sports Illustrated All-American Player of the Year and was a named to the MaxPreps All-American first team after averaging 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.0 assist per game for a 31-3 Prolific Prep (CA) team that was ranked ninth nationally by ESPN before the season was abruptly cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Green joins other notable players such as ESPN four-star MarJon Beauchamp, former five-star Mitchell Robinson, Anfernee Simons, Jalen Lecque, RJ Hampton and Darius Bazley, among others, who decided to forgo their college eligibility.

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