Sunset (OR) sophomore Jalen Childs will be a player to watch in the class of 2023. He recently added his first scholarship offer from Portland and has interest from programs such as Pepperdine, USC and Washington State.
The 6-foot-3 guard has drawn interest from Division I programs due to his versatility, and that’s what most coaches have said they like most about his game.
“I’m a leader, my defense and my ability to score the ball,” Childs said of what coaches like the most about his game. “And that I just know how to play the game the right way.”
Childs has reached out to speak with Portland on multiple occasions and that relationship has developed well so far.
“I talked to coach [Shantay] Legans about three times,” he said. “Which, personally, all three chats have gone really well.”
Right now, it’s all about consistent improvement for Childs and he’s working hard on his game. His focus isn’t on one singular thing, rather his full arsenal. and a lot of left hand work.
“Currently, I have been focusing on keeping the ball on a string and trying to minimize turnovers as much as possible,” he said. “I have also been working a lot on pull jumpers.”
“I’m about 6-foot-3 so if I have a great pull up game, I think I will be unguardable.”