Jalen Romande Green (born February 9, 2002) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets.
Jalen Green is currently dating the beautiful Breah Hicks who he mostly flaunts on his socials.
How is Jalen Green a Filipino idol?
He is regarded as a Filipino idol back in his mum’s country the Phillipines where his mum hails from.
He is the 3rd player in the NBA to be of Filipino descent.
He was a unanimous five-star prospect and the finest shooting guard in the 2020 class, according to ESPN, who ranked him first overall.
He graduated from Prolific Prep in Napa, California, and instead of playing college basketball, he joined the G League Ignite squad in its debut season.
Green was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup after winning three gold medals with the United States at the junior level.
The Houston Rockets selected Green with the second overall pick in the NBA draft in 2021.
Jalen Green was born in Merced, California to mother, Bree Puruganan, of partial Filipino descent through her grandfather.
He is partly Filipino, that is from the Philippines and has even been contacted to represent them at senior level.
His step-father, Marcus Green, was a basketball teammate of NBA player DeShawn Stevenson at Washington Union High School in Fresno.
He has a younger sister.
He grew up in Livingston, California, a very tough neighbourhood filled with crime.
When Green was in third grade, he moved with his family back to Fresno, California.
By sixth grade, he was playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball and practicing many hours a day on a court called the Dungeon.
Green played basketball for San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno for the first 3 years of his high school career.
He played with the very top players in the country during his high school days.
Players like Jalen Suggs and Cade Cunningham have all been his teammates at a point in his life.
He transferred to Prolific Prep in Napa, California for his senior year.
He was instrumental in his team’s victory in the Grind Session World Championship.
He and Daishen Nix shared the Grind Session most valuable player award in March 2020.
Green led his club to a 31–3 record by averaging 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and five assists per game.
For college, Green announced he will skip it and join the NBA G League, he ditched college and chose the G League over offers from Auburn, Oregon, and Memphis.
Green signed a one-year, $600,000 deal with the NBA G League Ignite, a developmental team connected with the NBA G League, on April 16, 2020.
He was the first member of the team to join.
Green had a season-high 30 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in a 127–102 first-round playoff loss to the Raptors 905 on March 8, 2021.
He scored 17.9 points per game, grabbed 4.1 rebounds, and dished out 2.8 assists.
The G-League helped Green to be more financially literate, adjust to the pace of play and become a shadow to other players.
He became one of the fastest and sharpest players in the league.
Green was drafted second overall in the 2021 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets on July 29, 2021.
Green made his NBA debut on October 20, scoring nine points, grabbing four rebounds, and dishing out four assists in a 124–106 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Green scored 30 points and made eight three-pointers in a 107–97 loss to the Boston Celtics on October 24, becoming the first rookie in Rockets history to score 30 points and make eight threes in a game.
Height & Age
He is a player of 6 feet and 4 inches (1.93 m).
He is 20 years old as well.
He wears the number 0 jersey for the Houston Rockets.
Outside of basketball Green spends lots of time with his girlfriend Breah Hicks.
She is a 22-year-old model from Los Angeles, California and is a part of the Ikon Modelling Agency.