Jalen Reynolds

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Jalen Reynolds
Jalen Reynolds.jpg
Reynolds with Xavier in January 2016
No. 8 – FC Bayern Munich
PositionCenter
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 28)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High schoolBrewster Academy
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
CollegeXavier (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017Recanati
2017–2018Reggiana
2018Barcelona
2018–2019Zenit
2019Zhejiang Lions
2019Stockton Kings
2019–2020Maccabi Tel Aviv
2020–presentBayern Munich
Career highlights and awards

Jalen Reynolds (born December 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) and the Euroleague. He played college basketball for Xavier University before playing professionally in Italy, Spain, Russia, China and Israel.

College career[edit]

Reynolds enrolled at Xavier University in 2012 after graduating from Brewster Academy. Being ruled ineligible, he sat out the 2012-13 season[1] and made his XU debut during the 2013-14 campaign. He was suspended indefinitely in January 2014.[2] Statistically, his best year was in 2014-15, his sophomore season, when Reynolds averaged 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds a contest. He received BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team honors that year.[3] In March 2015, a complaint was filed against him by another student,[4] Reynolds was cleared in the matter in May.[5] After averaging 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in the 2015-16 season, Reynolds declared for the 2016 NBA Draft,[6] but went undrafted.[7]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, in August 2016, he signed his first professional contract with Basket Recanati of the Italian second-tier Serie A2.[8] He appeared in 18 games for the team, averaging 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per outing.[9]

In January 2017, he transferred to Pallacanestro Reggiana of Italy’s top-flight Lega Basket Serie A.[10] He played in 17 games for Reggiana, averaging 6.5 points as well as 4.4 rebounds a contest.

In May 2018, he signed with FC Barcelona Lassa for the remainder of the season.[11] On July 4, 2018, he signed a one-year deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League.[12]

On August 19, 2019, he signed with Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[13] On December 6, 2019, the Stockton Kings announced that they had acquired Reynolds off waivers.[14]

On December 28, 2019, he signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League as an injury cover for Tarik Black.[15] On January 9, 2020, Reynolds scored 17 points in his second EuroLeague game with Maccabi, while also recording seven rebounds in a 95–89 win over Alba Berlin.[16] Reynolds parted ways with the team on May 7, 2020.[17]

On July 31, 2020, he has signed with Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

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The Basketball Tournament (TBT)[edit]

In the summer of 2017, Reynolds played in The Basketball Tournament on ESPN for team Armored Athlete. He competed for the $2 million prize, and for team Armored Athlete, he averaged 12.8 points per game, also shooting 79 percent behind the free-throw line. Reynolds helped take team Armored Athlete to the West Regional Championship, where they lost to Team Challenge ALS 75-63.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Raphielle (2012-09-14). "Xavier receives more bad news with forward Jalen Reynolds being ruled ineligible". CollegeBasketballTalk. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  2. ^ "Xavier suspends freshman forward Reynolds". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  3. ^ "Xavier The Little Big Team In College Basketball". Big East Conference. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  4. ^ "Xavier investigates complaint against Jalen Reynolds". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  5. ^ "Jalen Reynolds cleared from late-season complaint". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  6. ^ "Xavier's Trevon Bluiett and Jalen Reynolds to declare for the NBA draft - Today's "U"". www.todaysu.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  7. ^ "Xavier players not called in NBA draft". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  8. ^ "Xavier's Reynolds to play professionally in Italy". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  9. ^ "Jalen Reynolds | Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro". www.legapallacanestro.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  10. ^ "Ecco Jalen Reynolds, prime schiacciate con la Grissin Bon - Sport - Gazzetta di Reggio". Gazzetta di Reggio (in Italian). 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
  11. ^ "Jalen Reynolds, reinforcement for Barça Lassa FC Barcelona". FC Barcelona. 15 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Zenit adds size and power with Reynolds". EuroCupBasketball.com. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Jalen Reynolds signs with Zhejiang Lions". Sportando. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  14. ^ "STOCKTON KINGS ACQUIRE JALEN REYNOLDS". nba.com. December 6, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  15. ^ "מכבי החתימה את ג'יילן ריינולדס". maccabi.co.il (in Hebrew). December 28, 2019. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "ALBA Berlin vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv - Game". EuroLeague.net. January 9, 2020. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  17. ^ "Jalen Reynolds, Maccabi Tel Aviv part ways". Sportando. May 7, 2020. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "Bayern Munich officially signs Jalen Reynolds". Sportando. July 31, 2020. Retrieved July 31, 2020.
  19. ^ "Bracket The Basketball Tournament". www.thetournament.com. Retrieved 2018-02-22.

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