Jalen McDaniels
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Jalen  McDaniels

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Federal Way, Wash.

High School:
Federal Way High

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 195

Position:
F

Experience:
1L

07/16/2018

Jay Morris Named Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach

Morris named M. Hoops assistant coach

06/12/2018

SDSU Men’s Basketball Adds Ed Chang to Program

SDSU Men’s Basketball signs Ed Chang

06/11/2018

SDSU Releases Men’s Basketball Conference Schedule

M. Basketball 2019 MW schedule released

05/30/2018

Jalen McDaniels to Return for Sophomore Season

McDaniels to return to Men's Hoops

05/15/2018

SDSU Men’s Basketball Adds Aguek Arop to Program

M. Hoops adds Aguek Arop to program

Bio entering 2018-19

As A Redshirt Freshman (2017-18 Season)
MW Rankings: 7th in rebounding, 7th in offensive rebounding, 9th in defensive rebounding, 10th in free-throw percentage
NCAA Rankings: 82nd in double-doubles, 122nd in total rebounds, 135th in rebounds per game, 154th in defensive rebounds per game, 194th in offensive rebounds per game, 247th in free-throw percentage
Earned all-Mountain West third team recognition from the league media and honorable mention notoriety from the conference head coaches... Named to the Wooden Legacy all-tournament team... Played in all 33 games, starting 21 times, which came in the final 22 outings (did not start on Senior Night)... Averaged 10.5 points and a team-best 7.5 rebounds, while shooting an SDSU-high 58.6 percent from the field and 78.8 percent from the free-throw line... Led the team in Mountain West action in points (226), rebounding (8.5), field-goal percentage (.628) and free throw percentage (.813)... Was one of only four freshmen in the country to average 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and shoot 58 percent or better from the field... Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (19) and fourth in steals (27)... Posted 18 double-figure scoring games, 11 double-digit rebounding efforts and nine double-doubles, the latter two leading the team... Posted two double-digit rebounding performances in the first nine games of his career... It was the most by an Aztec freshman since Kawhi Leonard had three in the first nine games of his career back in 2009-10... Led the team in scoring nine times and in rebounding 18 times... Finished first in the school's Division I freshman record book after making 78.8 percent of his free throw attempts... Also finished second in field-goal percentage (.586), third in rebounds (248), free throws (89) and efficiency points (519), fourth in rebound average (7.5), points-rebounds-assists (PRA) (622) and efficiency average (15.73), sixth in points (345) and PRA average (18.85), and ninth in field goals (126)... Took good care of the ball, recording 23 games in which he had one turnover or less... Made 89 of his final 109 free-throw attempts (81.7 percent) after starting his career 0-for-4, covering four games... In his final 26 games, he connected on 117-of-189 field-goal attempts (61.9 percent), while averaging 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds... Had eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Sacramento State (11-23-17)... Posted his first career double-digit game with 11 points to go with eight rebounds vs. Georgia (11-24-17)... Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds vs. Bradley (12-3-17)... Led the team with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while adding a career-high two steals vs. No. 12/15 Gonzaga (12-21-17)... Started his first career game at Wyoming (12-27-17) and produced six points and a team-high 10 rebounds... Posted his third double-double in the last six games with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds at Colorado State (1-2-18)... Led the team with 14 points and 13 rebounds vs. Fresno State (1-17-18)... Led all players with 18 points on a career-high eight field goals, and 12 rebounds, while adding three assists vs. UNLV (2-17-18)... Named MW Player of the Week on Feb. 19, after averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals, while shooting 60.9 percent from the field (14-23) and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line (6-8) in wins over Wyoming and UNLV... Led the team with 16 points (career-high 10-10 FT), a game-high 10 rebounds and a career-high three blocked shots at San José State (2-24-18)... Had team highs in points (15) and rebounds (10) for his second straight double-double against Boise State (2-27-18)... Posted a double-double (17 points, game-high 12 rebounds) and had four assists vs. No. 22/22 Nevada (3-9-18) in the semifinals of the MW tournament... Led the team with 18 points with nine rebounds vs. No. 21/19 Houston (3-15-18) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

As A Redshirt (2016-17 Season)
Member of the scout team... Was a part of the travel squad for a majority of the season... Named the 2016-17 preseason Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year... Played in the exhibition season... Had two points and three rebounds in 15 minutes vs. UC San Diego (11-3-16)... Went for 13 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Cal State San Marcos (11-7-16).

High School
Finished the season ranked No. 98 and with four stars on the Rivals 150... At the time of his signing, Rivals had him at No. 127 with three stars... Picked up four stars from Scout and the service gave him a rank of 86 nationally and was ranked 19th among all power forwards, fourth among power forwards in the west and first among players at his position in Washington... Rated four stars, No. 119 nationally, No. 29 among power forwards in America and No. 4 in Washington, according to 247Sports... ESPN gave him three stars and put him at No. 40 at the power forward position nationally, No. 25 in the region and the No. 4 player in the state of Washington... Named an Associated Press Washington state Class 4A first-team selection as a senior after averaging 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots during the regular season... Also named to USA Today and The News Tribune's all-state first team, and was the All-City MVP... During his final campaign, he helped Federal Way to an undefeated 29-0 record and a Class 4A state title for the second time in as many years... As a junior, helped the Eagles to the Class 4A state championship where he scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the title game.

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