Jalen Townsell

Freshman | Height/Weight: 6'7"/195 | Position: Forward
Jalen Townsell

NEVADA: Walk-on who choose to play for his hometown team  ...  Good outside shooter ...  Northern Nevada 4A Player of the Year after averaging 21.2 and 7.4 rebounds at Spanish Springs High School ...  Athletic player  ...  Ability to knock down shots from behind the arc.

Lettered three seasons in basketball for coach Kyle Penney at Spanish Springs High School  ... Averaged 21.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, two steals and 1.7 assists his senior year  ...  Shot 54 percent from the field, 36 percent from behind the arc and 66 at the free throw line  ...  In the state semifinal loss to eventual champion Bishop Gorman he scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds  ...  Helped the Cougars capture its first Northern 4A Region title  ...   Named the Northern Nevada 4A Player of the Year and was nominated for McDonald’s All-American  ...  First-team all-league  ...  SSHS twice captured league titles during his prep career  ...  Played for the Las Vegas Prospect and West Coast Elite  ...  Lettered twice in soccer for the Cougars.

Kinesiology major  ...  Son of Tony and Gina Townsell  ...  In his free time likes to workout and spend time with friends  ...  Chose Nevada as wanted to play for his hometown team  ...  Picked the Pack over UC Davis and UMass  ...  Uncle JoJo played wide receiver at UCLA and for the New York Jets ...  Career highlight was winning the regional title his senior year at SSHS  ...  Sports hero is LeBron James.