Jalen Brown, of the South Suburban College Men's Basketball Team, signed a letter of intent with Georgia State this week.
SOUTH HOLLAND, ILThe 2014 South Suburban College (SSC) Men's Basketball Team accolades and accomplishments continue to grow this postseason as sophomore Jalen Brown signed a letter of intent to play on scholarship for Georgia State University Panthers this fall. Georgia State Basketball participates on the highest levelNational Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division Iand is coming off a Sun Belt Championship and postseason National Invitational Tournament (NIT) berth.
Brown, a 6'8" forward from Buchanan, Michigan, helped the Bulldogs to a Regional Championship and a 7th place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in 2014. He was named to the All-Region 2nd Team and was a key cog in the Bulldogs impressive 31-6 record. He averaged 13 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2 blocks per game last season at SSC, and his 72 blocks ranked 9th in the NJCAA.
"I am very happy for Jalen and his family," said Bulldogs Head Coach John Pigatti. "He has put a lot of hard work in the class room and on the court in order to accomplish his goal of playing Division I Basketball. Coach Ron Hunter and the Georgia State staff have signed a special player in Jalen."
Brown completes a five-player recruiting class, according to the Georgia State website. "I believe that Jalen will fit our system well and rounds-out what we feel is an excellent class of newcomers who will join us for the upcoming season," Coach Hunter said. "Jalen is a talented big-man who I believe is going to make an immediate impact on our team."
For more information, contact Coach Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.