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Jalen Suggs

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup,  2018 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2019 USA Basketball U19 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Heraklion, Greece. Played and started in all seven games, averaged 15.9 minutes, 9.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a team-high 2.4 steals a game. Shot 29.7percent from the field, 25.0 percent (9-36) from 3-point and 76.9 percent from the foul line.
  • Recorded 15 points and 5 rebounds in USA's win over Mali in the gold medal game, 15 points versus Lithuania in the semifinals win and 14 points versus Senegal.
  • Played and started in the USA's two exhibition games, averaged 19.5 minutes, 10.0 points. 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game. Shot 28.6 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from 3-point and 60.0 percent from the foul line.
  • Took part in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp, but left early due to prior commitments.
  • Named to the 2019 USA Men's U19 World Cup Team on June 20.
  • As a member of the 2018 USA U17 World Cup Team, averaged 8.7 ppg. and 2.7 apg. to help the USA to a 7-0 record and gold medal from June 30-July 8 in Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • As a member of the 2017 USA Men’s U16 National Team, helped the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Participated in the 2017 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp. 

High School Honors

  • 2019 Pioneer Press East Metro boys basketball Player of Year. 
  • 2018 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team.
  • 2018 USA Today All-Minnesota first team.
  • 2018 Associated Press All-State first team.
  • 2017 MaxPreps Freshman All-American first team.
  • 2017 Minnesota Class 2A State All-Tournament Team.
  • 2017 USA Today All-State second team.
  • 2017 Minneapolis Star-Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press All-Metro second team.
  • 2017 Independent Metro Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
  • 2017 IMAC Offensive and 2016 and 2017 Defensive MVP.
  • 2016 and 2017 All-IMAC Conference.

High School Notes

  • Has played four varsity seasons at Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.).
  • As a junior in 2018-19, averaged 23.3 ppg., 6.3 apg., 4.7 rpg. and 3.7 spg.
  • As a sophomore in 2017-18, averaged 16.0 ppg., 9.2 rpg. and 3.4 apg. to help his team to a 30-4 record and a second straight AA state title.
  • As a freshman in 2016-17, averaged 21.5 ppg., 8.0 rpg. and 5.0 apg. to help his team to a 27-5 record, a section title and a AA state championship. 
  • As an eighth grader in 2015-16, played in 24 games and averaged 17.5 ppg., 4.7 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 4.4 spg. to help his team to a 20-6 record and a runner-up sectional finish,
  • Plays in the summer for Grassroots Sizzle on the Under Armour Association.
  • Also plays quarterback for his high school football team; 2016 All-IMAC honoree and IMAC Offensive MVP.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Molly Manley and Larry Suggs; has two younger sisters, Jennica and Jaelle.
  • Has a great-grandfather (USMC), great-uncle (USM) and a cousin (USAF) who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Born in his hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Nickname is J-Sizzle.
  • Second cousin, Terrell Suggs, played football at Arizona State University and was a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, with whom he won the 2012 Super Bowl.
  • Second cousins, D’Marr Suggs (Idaho State) and Renard Suggs (Nebraska-Omaha), played basketball in college.

The Scoop

  • Twitter: @JalenSuggs2020
  • Instagram: @jsuggs23
  • First played basketball: as soon as he could walk.
  • Enjoys: Spending time with friends and playing video games.
  • Top five movies: Space Jam, Love & Basketball, Like Mike, More Than a Game and Little Giants.
  • Favorite player: Russell Westbrook.
  • Favorite class: Math.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 U17 7/0 109/15.6 19-53 .358 4-20 .200 19-27 .704 17/2.4 61/8.7 19 17 1 23
2017 U16 4/2 59/14.8 11-23 .478 3-10 .300 5-6 .833 11/2.8 30/7.5 4 7 1 4
Totals 11/2 168/15.3 30-76 .395 7-30 .233 24-33 .727 28/2.5 91/8.3 23 24 2 27

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2019 U19 7/7 111/15.9 19-  64 .297   9-  36 .250 20-  26 .769 19/  2.7 67/   9.6 14 0 17
2019 U19X 2/2   39/19.5   6-  21 .286   2-    8 .250   6-  10 .600 7/  3.5 20/ 10.0 4 0 3
2018 U17 7/0 109/15.6 19-  53 .358   4-  20 .200 19-  27 .704 17/  2.4 61/   8.7 19 1 23
2017 U16 4/2   59/14.8 11-  23 .478   3-  10 .300   5-    6 .833 11/  2.8 30/   7.5 4 1 4
Totals
20/11
318/15.9
55-161
34.2
18-  74
.243
50-  69
.725
54/   2.7
178/   8.9
41
2
47

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