“He’s an NBA guy” Ryan Pannone on new Jerusalem guard Jalen Adams

Aug 22, 2021 | Holyland Hoops

Hapoel Jerusalem signed guard Jalen Adams who becomes the second foreigner to join the club as they continue to out together their 2021/22 roster. The University of Connecticut product spent time in the G-League with the Erie Bayhawks as well as in France with Champagne Chalons-Reims after his time in college. In 7 games in the Jeep Elite French League, Adams averaged 20.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals per game while shotting at a 37% clip from deep. In two stints with the Bayhawks Adams checked in with 18.2 points, 4.2 boards and 4.6 assists over the course of 54 games.

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Jalen Adams – Photo Credit: Hapoel Jerusalem BC

Current Bayhawks head coach and former Hapoel Jerusalem assistant Ryan Pannone spoke to The Sports Rabbi to breakdown the Reds new signing Jalen Adams, a player that spent some time under his tutelage over the past few years,

Ryan Pannone – Photo Credit: Dov Halickman

“Jalen is a playmaking combo guard who can really score at a high level and last year in the G-League he was a 50/40/80 guy and can play on and off the ball. He’s a good creator and he was the guy I wanted to have the ball in his hands at the end of shot clock situations because of his ability to attack the switch of the bounce and create for a teammate and create for himself.”

“He is very good in the open floor and good and getting downhill and getting on the rim as he is a very good rim finisher. Jalen is continuing to develop as a pick and roll player and for me he’s an NBA guy. He just needs a break and has the potential to play within the NBA. He’s a good guy, really celebrates his teammate’s success and cares about other people. He is continuing to develop as a person and as a player on and off the floor and as a result I think his potential is very high. He is someone that I love coaching and is someone who can make things happen as a player.

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