Jalen Green believes he should be the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft

Green is considered among the best prospects of the 2021 Draft Class

Jalen Green, an explosive shooting guard who played a year with NBA G League Ignite, gave an interview to Bleacher Report.

On the year spent in the G League, without going through College.

I think it was overall a great experience. I learned a lot, I learned how to be a pro early. I was put in a pro setting. Improved my pro habits on and off the court. I feel I just got overall better. The young guys that were there got overall better too. It was just a great experience overall.

On his prospects for  NBA Draft night.

Everyone wants to go No. 1 in the draft. For me, it’s like a motivation thing. Just because, at first I wasn’t even talked about going on because of the route I took. It was different and I was off the map for a little bit. Even after the bubble, they still were talking about that. Just seeing that now is more motivation, I feel like that’s where I should have been. It’s a dream come true for sure; it does give me butterflies. It makes my people happy, it makes me happy, it’s just crazy to see.

I didn’t really start paying attention to it until after the bubble. I just felt like I should be No. 1 because I work harder than a lot of the dudes in my class. That’s the only reason. It’s not something that could have been or should have been; it’s just because I work harder.

Green played 15 games in the G League ‘Bubble’ , averaging 17.9 points, 4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals, shooting 46% from the field, 36% from three and 83% on free throws.


Fonte: Bleacher Report.

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