July 15, 2024

Five-star forward Jalen Haralson schedules three official visits

Jalen Haralson, one of the premier prospects in the 2025 class, recently climbed the 247Sports rankings and is now ranked No. 14. The 6-foot-6 forward has scheduled official visits to Indiana on August 3, Notre Dame on September 7, and Michigan State on September 14.

In late March, Haralson narrowed his choices to nine schools: Gonzaga, Duke, Missouri, Auburn, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue, Kansas, and Michigan State. He is currently averaging 21.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists with the Indy Heat on the Nike EYBL circuit and was a standout at the USA Basketball U17 trials over the weekend. 247Sports Director of Scouting, Adam Finkelstein, noted Haralson’s standout performance, particularly his use of physical tools, size, and strength on the wing, coupled with his play-making abilities. However, Finkelstein mentioned that Haralson needs to improve his ability to make open shots to secure a spot.

Indiana basketball: Fishers' Jalen Haralson on his recruiting, goals

During the spring’s EYBL circuit, Haralson was a focal point for the scouting team. He impressed with a 33-point, eight-rebound performance that helped the Indy Heat defeat Team Griffin. 247Sports Director of Basketball, Eric Bossi, observed that Haralson, nearing 6-foot-7, used his size, strength, and dribbling ability to create problems for opponents. Bossi also noted that while Haralson has always had the physical tools, his increased offensive aggressiveness this spring has been notable. The jump shot remains an area for improvement, but Haralson is showing more confidence and versatility, capable of playing positions one through three.

Brandon Jenkins, 247Sports National Basketball Scout & Recruiting Analyst, added that Haralson, at 6-foot-7 and 210 pounds, naturally plays a physical style and is effective in initiating the offense. Haralson consistently attacked, drew fouls, found open shooters, and scored through traffic. He was also a significant presence on the glass and a threat with his jumper, hitting shots in rhythm and from deep. Despite expending a lot of energy, Haralson led his team to victory, finishing with 33 points and eight rebounds.

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