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Jalen Brunson

Position: Point Guard
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 200 pounds

Professional: Drafted by Dallas Mavericks, 2018 (2nd round; 33rd overall)
College: Villanova University, Class of 2018
High School: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Class of 2015
Hometown: Lincolnshire, Illinois

2017-2018 (Junior year, Villanova University Men's Basketball Team)

Team record: 36-4
NCAA Tournament National Champions
BIG EAST Tournament champions

Selected personal achievements:

  • 2018 (consensus) National Player of the Year
    -Naismith College POY
    -Associated Press College Basketball POY
    -John R. Wooden Award
    -Oscar Robertson Trophy (U.S. Basketball Writers Association)
    -National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) POY
  • Bob Cousy Award (Top men's collegiate point guard in the U.S.)
  • BIG EAST Player of the Year
  • BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2nd Team Men's College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American
  • Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year
  • Philadelphia Big Five Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • Villanova Men's Student-Athlete of the Year

2016-2017 (Sophomore year, Villanova University Men's Basketball Team)

Team record: 32-4
– BIG EAST regular season champions
– BIG EAST Tournament champions

Selected personal achievements:

  • Named to All-BIG EAST First Team
  • Named to BIG EAST All-Tournament Team
  • Named to All-Big 5 First Team
  • Philadelphia Big 5 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2015-2016 (Freshman year, Villanova University Men's Basketball Team)

Team record: 35-5
– NCAA Tournament National Champions
– BIG EAST regular season champions

Personal achievements:

  • Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
  • Philadelphia Big 5 Rookie of the Year
  • Named NIT Season Tip-Off tournament MVP

USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team (June 2015)

Team record: 7-0
Won Gold medal

Personal achievements:

  • Named MVP of FIBA U19 World Championships

2014-2015 (Senior year, Stevenson High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team)

Team record: 30-3
– IHSA Class 4A State Champions

Selected personal achievements:

  • Named Mr. Basketball of Illinois
  • Named Gatorade Player of the Year (IL)
  • Selected to 2015 McDonald's All-American Team
  • Selected to 2015 Jordan Brand Classic Team
  • Selected to 2015 Nike Hoop Summit
  • All-time leading scorer in Lake County, IL (2,682 points)
  • 10th player in Illinois state-history, with total number of victories (108 wins)
  • USA Today 3rd Team All-USA
  • Associated Press (AP) 1st Team All-State

2013-2014 (Junior year, Stevenson High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team)

Team record: 32-2
– IHSA Class 4A 3rd place finish

Selected personal achievements:

  • Named Gatorade Player of the Year (IL)
  • Associated Press (AP) 1st Team All-State
  • Selected to USA Basketball U-18 Team
  • Selected to MaxPrep Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team

2012-2013 (Sophomore year, Stevenson High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team)

Team record: 29-5
– IHSA Class 4A 2nd place finish

Selected personal achievements:

  • Named Pioneer Press Player of the Year
  • Named Chicago Tribune 1st Team All-State
  • Named Chicago Sun-Times 1st Team All-State
  • Associated Press (AP) 1st Team All-State
  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) 1st Team All-State

2011-2012 (Freshman year, Stevenson High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team)

Team record: 17-11

Selected personal achievements:

  • Selected to NSC (North Suburban Conference) All-Conference Team