3 facts about the Memphis Tigers basketball center

Jalen Duren arrived at Memphis ranked as the No. 1 rookie by Rivals.

He did not disappoint.

Duren was unanimously selected the 2021-22 American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, and he earned a spot on the AAC All-Conference First Team.

Here is some basic information about Jalen Duren:

  • Height: 6 feet, 11 inches
  • Weight: 250 pounds
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Birthday: November 18, 2003
  • Hometown: Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
  • High Schools: Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida; Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mother: Aneisea Hudgins

Check out three more things to know about Memphis Tigers men’s basketball center Jalen Duren.

Jalen Duren signs NIL deals with Bose, Candy Digital, In-House

December 14, 2021;  Memphis, Tennessee, USA;  Memphis Tigers center Jalen Duren (2) reacts after a field goal during the first half against the Alabama Crimson Tide at FedExForum.  Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas - USA TODAY Sports

Jalen Duren signed multiple name, likeness and likeness (NIL) agreements during his first season with the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team.

One of Duren’s first NIL transactions with In House was signed on November 2, 2021. internally describes itself as a “marketplace where tastemakers sell their brands and products”.

Durn added a deal with Bose audio company which was announced on December 15, 2021. He followed that up with an NFT deal with Candy Digital which was announced in January.

VaynerSports handles Duren’s NIL transactions.

Bose signs Jalen Duren:Bose audio signs Memphis basketball’s Jalen Duren to NIL deal with two Heisman finalists, others

Jalen Duren misses games with hip and finger injury

Memphis center Jalen Duren (2) passes the ball past Mississippi forward Robert Allen (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Jalen Duren missed three games during the Memphis Tigers regular season in 2021-22.

Duren missed Memphis’ home game against Tulsa on Jan. 4 due to a hip injury.

He then missed two games due to a finger injury. The games he missed with a finger injury were Jan. 23 at Tulsa and Jan. 27 against East Carolina.

The only other game Duren missed during the regular season was Memphis’ game at Tulane on December 29, and Duren missed that game. due to COVID-19 protocols.

Jalen Duren and Jabari Smith helped Team USA win U16 gold

Memphis Tigers center Jalen Duren runs past Murray State Racers forward Nicholas McMullen at FedExForum on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

Jalen Duren helped Team USA win a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship 2019 in Belem, Brazil.

United States team went 6-0. He defeated Canada 94-71 in the gold medal game on June 9, 2019. Duren had 10 points and eight rebounds in the final game.

Duren played in all six games and averaged 10.3 points and 8.2 rebounds.

DeMatha Catholic High School Coach mike jones was the head coach of Team USA. Auburn Jabari Smith was one of Duren’s teammates.

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Check Biography of Jalen Düren on the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball website.

Erik Hall is the leading digital sports producer with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

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