Top 50 Boys Hoops: #45 Jalen Causey

Becoming the number two player last season after teammate Demarcus Hudson’s injury, Bishop Luers senior Jalen Causey has had to see himself play a lot of roles during his high school career. He was immediately pushed onto the varsity level at Luers as a freshman and contributed to their Regional championship. After a detour to North Side, he returned last year to the Knights and was finally at 100 percent after an injury at North Side slowed down his progress.

Causey averaged 11.3 points and 1.3 steals per game in 2018-2019 while shooting 36 percent from three point range and 77 percent from the free throw line. He opened his junior season with 20 points against Canterbury and then opened 2019 by scoring a career best 28 points opposite Marion. Some of Causey’s high scoring games reignited the fact that many may have forgotten: that Causey came up as a high level scorer and it was one of the reasons he has been a varsity player his entire high school career.

Though the luxury of his scoring ability still may be second fiddle to his defensive prowess. Causey has always demonstrated high level lateral movement and a head on a swivel mentality that has made him a lock down defender at times throughout his high school career.

“Jalen’s summer development was huge for us. I believe he will be one of our top defenders this season as well as a consistent scorer,” says Bishop Luers coach Fonso White. “His ability to shoot the ball from deep and getting to the paint will be key to our success.”

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