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Orlando Magic | #4 | Guard

Jalen

Suggs

PPG

11.8

RPG

3.6

APG

4.4

PIE

6.4

HEIGHT

6'5" (1.96m)

WEIGHT

205lb (93kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Gonzaga

AGE

21 years

BIRTHDATE

June 3, 2001

DRAFT

2021 R1 Pick 5

EXPERIENCE

1 Year

6'5" | 205lb | 21 years

DRAFT

2021 R1 Pick 5

BIRTHDATE

June 3, 2001

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Gonzaga

EXPERIENCE

1 Year

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2021 NBA Draft.

BEFORE NBA

Played and started in 30 games last season as a freshman at Gonzaga University, averaging 14.4 ppg., 5.3 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 1.90 stlpg. in 29.0 minpg., while shooting .503 (155-308) from the floor…A consensus All-America Second Team selection…Named to the 2020-21 All-West Coast Conference First Team, the WCC Newcomer of the Year and the 2021 WCC Tournament Most Outstanding Player…Also one of five finalists for the 2020-21 Bob Cousy Award, given to the nation’s top point guard, as well as one of five finalists for the 2020-21 USWBA National Freshman of the Year award…Led the Bulldogs to a 31-1 record, with their only loss coming to Baylor in the 2021 NCAA Championship game…Hit a game-winning three-pointer as time expired on Apr. 3 vs. UCLA in the NCAA Final Four.

PERSONAL LIFE

Full name is Jalen Rashon Suggs…Son of Larry Suggs and Molly Manley…Second cousin is NFL linebacker Terrell Suggs…As a high school senior (2019-20) at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, was named the National MaxPreps Male Athlete of the Year…Selected to participate in the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Game and was one of five finalists for the Naismith High School Boys National Player of the Year…During his high school career, Minnehaha went 111-15 (.881) and won three straight 2A state titles…Was the first athlete in Minnesota history to be named the state’s Mr. Basketball and Mr. Football in the same year…Was a four-star dual-threat quarterback who had more than a dozen college football offers…Passed for 2,213 yards and 25 touchdowns, while also rushing for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns…Also played defensive back, intercepting nine passes, including two touchdowns…Won three gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup and 2017 FIBA Americas U16 Championship...You can follow him on Twitter: @jalensuggs and on Instagram: @jalensuggs.