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Basketball Recruiting

2025's Jalen Haralson becoming an early priority for high-majors

July 14, 2022
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It’s a bit too early to give any sort of overlook on how the 2025 class will look. What I will say is, that there’s a lights-out, super talented guard out of Fishers, Indiana who’s drawing tons of attention.

His name is Jalen Haralson.

The 6-foot-7 point guard attends Fishers High School. Two weeks ago, he faced off against Cathedral who’s starred by one of the nation’s top-rated 2023s in Xavier Booker. Coaches were obviously packing the gym for Booker, but, you know how it works.

Coaches ended up being blown away by Haralson, the incoming sophomore who averaged nearly 17 points per game as a freshman, quite impressive. You can already tell he’s on an upward path. Talk about grit and grind, doing whatever it takes to win, on top of a naturally gifted skill set, that’s Haralson’s M.O.

Currently playing for the Indy Heat 16’s, meaning he’s playing a year ahead [obviously], he’s been thrown into the fire and has thrived with the older age group. Being on the EYBL circuit, he’s drawn tons of attention on the recruiting front.

Over the last 36 hours, he’s added scholarship offers from some of the nation’s top programs. Michigan, Oklahoma, and Michigan State all offered in that span. Haralson is a part of the same AAU program that Jeremy Fears, a Michigan State commit, plays with.

I caught up with the elite 2025 prospect and he talked about early recruitment and his game with Stockrisers.com.


Which schools are involved in your recruitment early?

“I currently have nine Division 1 offers. After a great showing in EYBL Session, four schools have offered me. Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, and Iowa have all offered since. I received five offers before the summer as well, those were Indiana, Purdue, Missouri, Maryland, and IUPUI.”

Other schools with interest?

“Some schools that have been interested are Gonzaga, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Butler, and more.”

Auburn?

“Auburn likes the poise I play with and how hard I play.”

Michigan?

“Michigan was a sort of a surprise, Juwan Howard only watched me play once and he offered me a couple of days later, that tells me that he really likes my game. He calls me a big dog because he likes that I’m a big guard and can do everything on the court. Michigan likes my versatility and my skill set.”

Michigan State?

“Michigan State was an offer that I knew was coming eventually, they have been really involved lately and it’s special to get an offer from Izzo at an early age. Michigan State loves that I can score the ball at all three levels on the floor. ”

Indiana and Purdue?

“Indiana and Purdue love how I enjoy the game and the joy I play with.”

How would you best break down your game?

“I have a very unique game. I use my size to create for myself and my teammates. I can move really well for 6-foot-7, 205, and I’m a very physical guard for my age. I’m a very versatile defender who can shoot the ball well.”

 
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