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Jalen Suggs

  • As of Feb. 7, 2020  

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Named to the USA Nike Hoop Summit Team on Feb. 7, 2020, however, the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • Took part in the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team July minicamp, but left early due to prior commitments.
  • Member of the 2019 USA Basketball U19 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece. Played and started in all seven games and averaged 15.9 mpg., 9.6 ppg., 2.7 rpg., 2.0 apg. and a team-high 2.4 spg. while shooting 76.9% 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. Started in both of the USA's exhibition games and averaged 19.5 mpg., 10.0 ppg., 3.5 rpg. and 2.0 apg.
  • Participated in the 2019 USA Men's Junior National Team Next Generation minicamp at the NCAA Men's Final Four.
  • 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.
  • Participated in the 2017 USA Men’s Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • 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.

College Notes

  • Verbally committed to Gonzaga University.

ESPN Rankings

  • Ranked No. 6 in the ESPN class of 2020 rankings.

High School Honors

  • 2020 McDonald’s All-American.
  • 2020 Naismith Boys High School Midseason Team.
  • 2019 Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the 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-America 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

  • Is a senior at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2019-20.
  • As a junior at Minnehaha in 2018-19, averaged 24.2 ppg., 6.5 apg., 4.8 rpg. and 3.7 spg.
  • As a sophomore at Minnehaha 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 at Minnehaha 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 at Minnehaha  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.
  • Played in the summer for Grassroots Sizzle on the Under Armour Association.
  • Also played quarterback for his high school football team; 2016 All-IMAC honoree and IMAC Offensive MVP.

Personal Notes

  • Twitter: @JalenSuggs2020
  • Instagram: jsuggs23
  • Son of Molly Manley and Larry Suggs; has two younger sisters, Jennica and Jaelle.
  • Has a great-grandfather (U.S. Marine Corps), great-uncle (U.S. Marines) and a cousin (U.S. Air Force) who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Second cousin, Terrell Suggs, played football at Arizona State University and was a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, where he won the 2012 Super Bowl.
  • Second cousins, D’Marr Suggs (Idaho State) and Renard Suggs (Nebraska-Omaha), played basketball in college.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
MIN/AVG
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
 TO
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 9
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 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 17
1 23
2018 U17X
 2/0 28/ 14.0
5-11
.455
1-3
.333
8-12
.667
4/ 2.0
19/ 9.5
4
6
0
6
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
22/11
346/ 15.7
60-172
.349
19-77
.247
58-81
.716
58/ 2.6
197/ 9.0
45
43
2
53

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