Jalen Smith is an American Professional Basketball player who is currently playing for Indiana Pacers. He has previously played for Phoenix Suns and recently in 2022 he was traded to the Indiana Pacers. His position is as the Centre/ position forward. In 2020 he was honored with Third-team All American, First-team All-Big Ten, and Big Ten All-Defensive Team.
Jalen Smith was born on 16th March 2000 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. The names of his parents are Charles and Orletha Smith. He has a sister whose name is Kiara Smith. At a young age, he was actively participating in various sports activities. Jalen went to Mount Saint Joseph High School where he completed his high school studies and also played basketball. For his further studies, he went to the University of Maryland. He graduated in 2020 and also played college basketball.
Jalen Smith Career
In his high school career as a senior, he averaged 22.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 4.0 blocks per game. On 8th November 2017, he signed a National Letter of Intent with Maryland. His total score as a freshman was 11.7 average, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. As a sophomore, he averaged 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. He was seen playing matches against Belmont, LSU, Notre Dame, Northwestern, and other teams. In the 2020 NBA draft, he was selected by Phoenix Suns in the 10th pick of the first round. He was later assigned to Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League.
In 2021 he was recalled by the Suns and ended his rookie season by making the NBA Finals. His score was 15.8 averages, 10.2 rebounds, 1.0 block while shooting 55.4% from the field and 85.7% from the free-throw line. On 10th February 2022, he was traded to the Indian Pacers in exchange for Torrey Craig. The next day he made his debut against Cleveland Cavaliers where they lost with 120-113. He also played against Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks. In a match against Milwaukee, he scored 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Jalen is an active user of social media applications like Instagram and Twitter. In November 2014 he joined Twitter and has earned 12.6 thousand followers. On his Instagram account, he has earned 47.6 thousand followers and 476 followers. He enjoys keeping his fans entertain and posts a lot of content about his pre-post-during matches. Along with that he also posts modeling pictures, pictures with his fellow team members, girlfriend, and family.
Jalen Smith Biography
|Real Name||Jalen Rasheed Smith|
|Birth Date||16 March 2000|
|Age (as of 2022)||21 Years|
|Birth Place||Portsmouth, Virginia, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 208 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 98 kg – in Pounds – 215 lbs|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|School||Mount Saint Joseph High School|
|College||University of Maryland|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Who is his girlfriend?||Kayla K.|
Jalen is currently in a relationship with Kayla K. Kayla is a model and nursing student, and is currently studying at Charles Sturt University. The details about how they met and everything have not been shared yet. They like to post pictures of each other on their social media and like to get cozy and happy in private.
Jalen Smith Net Worth
Jalen Smith earns mainly as a basketball player. He signed a four-year contract with Phoenix Suns worth $19,328,224. His base salary is $4,458,000. According to sources, the details about his net worth have been kept private and away from the limelight. He might also earn through brand endorsements as in one of his Instagram posts he was seen promoting Buffalo Wild Wings.
- His father is a retired navy chief.
- His head coach Mark Turgeon likes to call him Logs.
- In his high school career, he won the Gatorade Maryland Boys Basketball Player of the Year twice.
- In the 2018 recruiting class he was ranked among the top 25 by Rivals, 247 Sports, and ESPN.
- He also received offers from Villanova and Virginia but chose Maryland.
- In June 2017 he was verbally committed with Maryland.