World-Famous Basketball Player
He gained fame as the sixth-ranked high school basketball player in the country, taking his talents from the Southwest side of Detroit to his home-state University of Michigan. The legendary Fab Five — the first team in Final Four history to ever start five freshmen — led the Wolverines to back-to-back NCAA Championship Game appearances.
Selected in the first round of the 1994 NBA draft, Jalen played 13 seasons in the league, receiving All-Rookie honors in 1995. As a member of the Indiana Pacers, his team appeared in three straight Eastern Conference Finals, including a trip to the 2000 NBA Finals.
Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Jalen continues to show his versatility — and style— in the broadcast booth and entertainment world, in addition to being a noted philanthropist.