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FSU’s New 4-Star Guard: “Be Prepared for a National Championship”
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“Be prepared for a national championship.”

Combo guard Jalen Warley’s words carry weight.

The four-star recruit from Norristown, Pennsylvania brings versatility and athleticism to the 2021 Florida State recruiting class.

He’s expecting W’s, too.

Jalen Warley Highlights

At 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds, Warley is equally comfortable with or without the ball. With the rock, he excels in the pick and roll. He reads the defense and picks his spots. He’s not overly explosive but stays patient—finishing at the rim with layups, floaters, and moves from a two-foot jump stop. His ability as a scorer opens up looks for teammates.

Without the ball, the high school basketball player is a consistent spot up shooter. His jumper is smooth and high arcing with a soft touch. From the wing, he attacks similarly to the pick and roll. His pull-up jumper is nice as well, and is something he can work on further to expand as a scoring threat.

Defensively, Warley’s long arms and sturdy base are a strong foundation. He’s capable of meeting offensive players at the rim in transition.

Overall, Warley is a solid player who doesn’t have any glaring weaknesses. He’s someone coaches can trust.

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Jalen Warley Basketball Recruiting

The Westtown School player is the 33rd-ranked player in the 2021 recruiting class per 247Sports Composite Rankings. ESPN ranks him 59th.

The point guard/shooting guard held NCAA scholarship offers from Clemson, Creighton, Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Seton, Hall, Virginia, and Xavier.

Jalen Warley Commits to Florida State

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Warley committed to head coach Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles on August 9, 2020. He joins the fifth-ranked class in the country with five-star Matthew Cleveland, four-star John Butler, and three-star Naheem McLeod.

Five-star guard Bryce McGowens was originally committed to FSU. He switched allegiances to the Nebraska Cornhuskers to play with his older brother.

Warley wasn’t able to visit Tallahassee during the recruiting process due to the coronavirus pandemic. He cites his relationship with the coaching staff as the main draw:

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“I just feel like I had a really good relationship not only with the head coach but with the whole staff,” Warley told ZAGSBLOG. “And I felt like not only was I wanted, but I was needed and I’m a piece to a bigger puzzle.”

With five first round NBA Draft picks in the past five years and an ACC Championship in 2020, Florida State is asserting itself as one of the top recruiting destinations in college basketball.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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