He was born in Youngstown, Ohio where his passion for basketball started at the Youngstown, YMCA.
In 2015, he moved to Chandler, Arizona with his family where his continued passion for basketball has allowed him to excel on the court in many ways.
Recently, he has developed a reputation as one of the best 7th grade basketball players in the East Valley.
He currently plays club basketball for the East Valley Dragons and Coach Ed Phipps. Currently, he attends Willis Jr. High School where he has displayed a high standard in academics as well as in representing his school on the basketball team.
Jalen is an honor student and is hoping to attend either Chandler high school or Hamilton where he hopes to continue to play basketball.
He has hopes to play both college and professional basketball in the NBA.
Besides his dream to make it to the NBA, he wants to study to become an Engineer.
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