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JALEN WARLEY

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Player profile

(Updated August 2022)
position
Guard
height
6-6
weight
200
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year
Sophomore
hometown
Mt. Airy, Pa.
high school
Westtown School
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JALEN WARLEY'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 15 at Duke (2-19-22)
REBS: 7 at Duke (2-19-22)
ASTS: 6 vs. Virginia Tech (1-29-22), at Duke (1-29-22), at Boston College (2-21-22), vs. Purdue (11-30-22)
STLS: 4 vs. Virginia Tech (1-29-22)
BLKS: 2 at Virginia (2-26-22)

HONORS

2021-22 ACC Impact Freshman (CBS Sports)
2022-23 ACC Breakout Player (Field of 68)

WHY I WEAR MY NUMBER

I wear No. 1 at Florida State because it’s a number that I played well in when I was younger.  I wanted No. 2 (the number I wore in high school but it wasn’t available for my freshman season because Anthony Polite wears it).

Jalen Warley is the sixth player in Florida State history to wear No. 1.  Both of the last two players (Jonathan Isaac and RaiQuan Gray) who wore the number were NBA Draft picks.  Isaac with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic while Gray was the 58th selection in 2021 by the Brooklyn Nets.

WHAT'S IN A NAME

My full name is Jalen Joseph-Benjamin Warley.  Jalen comes from a combination of my dad’s name (Jason) and my mom’s name (Gretchen).  My middle name comes from both of my grandfathers’ first names (Joseph on my mom’s side and Benjimin on my dad’s side).

MY HOMETOWN

The city of Mount Airy is a suburb of Philadelphia and is about 20 minutes from downtown.  The three words I would use to describe my hometown are supportive, competitive and prideful.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2023)

Totaled 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 27 minutes of playing time in Florida State’s season-opener against Stetson…totaled 5 assists against zero turnovers against the Hatters (Nov. 7)…totaled 3 points, 5 assists and only 1 turnover in 27 minutes of playing time against UCF at the Addition Financial Arena in Orlando (Nov. 11)…totaled 8 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists in Florida State’s 81-72 win over Mercer at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 21)…scored 7 points with 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in Florida State’s game against Siena in the first round of the ESPN Invitational (Nov 24)…tied his career-high with 6 assists to go along with two rebounds and two steals against Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 30)…

ON WARLEY

The heir apparent to earning the Seminoles’ starting point guard job in his second season with the program…enjoyed an outstanding freshman season will move into the starting point guard position for the Seminoles during the 2022-23 season…among his most important statistics during his freshman season as his 19.2 minutes played per game average and his 2:1 assist:turnover ratio…was among the Seminoles’ leaders in both assists (2.5) and steals (1.2 spg) during his first season as a Seminole as he averaged nearly 20 minutes of playing time in 31 games played…earned a 2:1 assist:turnover ratio with 78 assists and 39 turnovers in his 19.2 minutes played per game…his ratio was even better in ACC play with at 2.3:1 with 60 assists and only 26 turnovers in conference play…among the highest rated FSU basketball players in school history…a big guard who has prepared himself to be a big-time standout point guard…ranked as the 23rd best player and the No. 3 combo guard in the 2021 prep class by 247Sports…the No. 1 player and the No. 3 combo guard in the state of Pennsylvania by 247Sports…has defensive capabilities of switching and guarding multiple positions…can run a team or be a primary scorer on offense…sees the floor well, can dribble, pass, shoot and has a high basketball IQ…has an outstanding point guard mentality…long arms which give him the ability to score over length inside…his long arms will allow him to fit comfortably into the Seminoles’ defensive philosophies…has a great left hand…a tremendous ability to finish around the rim…plays under control, is a strong playmaker and is hard to speed up…often compared to Denver Nuggets guard PJ Dozier…played for Team Durant on the AAU circuit…his wingspan is 6-9…shared the Most Improved Player Award with Harrison Prieto at the Seminoles’ annual Honors Banquet in 2022 hosted by Head Coach Leonard Hamilton and his staff.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2023)

Totaled 9 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in Florida State’s home game against Tray at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov. 14)…

SUMMER 2022 -- CANADIAN TOUR

Averaged 10.0 points (30 total points), 3.3 assists (10 total assists), and 2.0 steals (6 total steals) while shooting .476 from the field (10 of 21), and .500 from the 3-point line (5 of 10) in three games on Florida State’s Canadian Tour in August of 2022…totaled 15 points in 27 minutes played to go along with 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals in Florida State’s 86-66 win over Ottawa in the first game of the Seminoles’ three-game summer exhibition tour of Canada…one of five Seminoles in double figures scoring as he made 6 of 11 field goals attempts (including 2 of 4 from the 3-point line) with one made free throw…tied for the team lead with Darin Green with 4 assists…scored 9 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot in 25 minutes of play in the Seminoles’ win over Carleton…a starter and played 25 minutes in the Seminoles’ win in game two of their tour…totaled 6 points, a team-leading 4 assists and 3 steals as a starter in Florida State’s 90-74 win over McGill…Florida State finished its tour of Canada with a 3-0 record.

AS A FRESHMAN (2022)

Averaged 3.7 points (12th on the team), 1.9 rebounds (tied for 10th), and 2.5 assists (second) as he played in all 31 games as a true freshman…helped Florida State to a 17-14 overall record and a 10-10 mark in ACC play…ranked second among his Seminole teammates with 78 assists and a 2.5 assists per game average…earned at least one assist in 30 of his 31 games played including each of the Seminoles’ final 28 games of the season…totaled his career-high of six assists in two ACC games (against Virginia Tech and at Boston College) while earning at least three assists in 13 of his 31 appearances as a freshman…played in all 31 of Florida State’s game in his first season with five starting assignments…earned starts against Boston College in the Jacksonville Classic (Nov. 24), Purdue in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge (Nov 30), Syracuse (Dec. 4), South Carolina in the No Room For Racism Classic (Dec. 12), against Virginia Tech (Jan. 29) and against Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium (Feb. 19)…three of his five freshman season starting assignments came against ACC Opponents (Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Duke) with one coming on the road (at Duke)…totaled his career-high of 16 points as a starter in Florida State’s game at Duke…totaled his career-highs of six made field goals and two 3-point field goals made against the Blue Devils…four assists in four different games including ACC wins over Miami (Jan. 22), Clemson (Feb. 15) and Notre Dame (March 2)…finished third on the team with 37 steals – an average of 1.2 steals per game…totaled two or more steals in 13 of 31 games including his career-high of 4 steals against Virginia Tech…also earned three steals at Boston College (Feb. 21)…totaled 26 of his 37 steals in 20 games ACC games for a 1.3 steals per game average in conference play…nine steals in his last five games of the 2021-22 season including three against Boston College and two each against Notre Dame (March 2) and NC State (March 5)…averaged 19.2 minutes played per game and was one of six Seminoles who averaged more than 19 minutes of playing time as a freshman…totaled of 33 minutes played came against Virginia Tech with 20 minutes of more of playing time coming in 13 games…earned his career-high of 35 minutes of playing time and scored his career-high of 16 points in his first trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium…double figure minutes came in 30 of 31 games played…earned a 2:1 assist:turnover ratio with 78 assists and 39 turnovers in his 19.2 minutes played per game…mine different ACC games with zero turnovers and 12 different o games during the season with zero turnovers…scored 6 points to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in his Seminole debut as he helped lead Florida State to a 105-70 victory over Penn at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Nov 10)…totaled 4 rebounds and 4 assists with two steals in Florida State’s 73-45 win over Loyola Marymount in the semifinals of the Inaugural Jacksonville Classic at the UNF Arena (Nov. 21)…totaled 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in Florida State’s 81-58 win over Missouri in the championship game of the Jacksonville Classic (Nov. 22)…totaled 3 points, 2 assists, 2 steals in 1 rebound as a first-time starter for the Seminoles against Boston University…helped the Seminoles gain an 81-80 overtime win — their all-time collegiate basketball record 12th consecutive overtime win (Nov. 24)…totaled 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists as a starter in Florida State’s Big Ten / ACC Challenge game at Purdue (Nov. 30)…totaled 8 points, 1 assist and 1 steal in Florida State’s game against South Carolina in the Inaugural No Room for Racism Classic in Rock Hill, S.C. (Dec. 12)…totaled 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in Florida State’s 65-64 win over Miami at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 11)…totaled 4 points, 4 assists and 2 steals in Florida State’s 61-60 victory over Miami on the road in the Watsco Center in Coral Gables (Jan 22)…scored 7 points with 6 assists and 4 steals as a starter in Florida State’s game against Virginia Tech at the Donald L. Tucker Center (Jan. 29)…totaled 5 points, 6 assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds in Florida State’s game at Boston College at the Conte Forum…a stat stuffer game with 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots and 1 steal in Florida State’s 64-63 win at Virginia in Charlottesville (Feb. 26)…a stat stuffer night with 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot in Florida State’s 74-70 win over Notre Dame in Tallahassee…solid game with 5 points, 3 assists, 0 turnovers, 2 steals, 1 blocked shot and 1 rebound in Florida State’s 89-76 win over NC State on Senior Day in Tallahassee at the Donald L. Tucker Center…totaled 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 steal in Florida State’s game against Syracuse in the second round of the ACC Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (March 9).

AT WESTTOWN SCHOOL

Graduated from Westtown High School in 2021…nominated as a McDonald’s All-American in 2021…averaged 15.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists as a senior…a Pennsylvania All-State First-Team selection as a senior…named as the best player in the state Pennsylvania by MaxPreps as a senior…led Westtown to the Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Championship as a junior in 2020 and as a sophomore in 2019…first career triple double came against Rock Top Academy with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and two steals as a senior…surpassed the 1,000 career point mark in his senior year…averaged 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 apg as a junior…led Westtown to a 24-7 record before the season was shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic…led his team to the Pennsylvania Independent School Championship prior to the shutdown…earned All-State First-Team honors in Class 3A as a junior…led Westtown to a 72-59 win over Malvern Prep for the Pennsylvania Independent School championship.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 9, 2003…Jalen is the son of Gretchen and Jason Warley…is named after Jalen Rose, who was part of the famed Fab 5 at the University of Michigan…his dad, Jason, was a standout player at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia (1991-92)…his grandfather, Ben Warley, played at Tennessee State (1957-60) before a distinguished career in the ABA…Ben was a first round draft pick (the sixth overall selection) of the Syracuse Nationals of the ABA in 1961…is the nephew of former St. Joseph’s University basketball star Carlin Warley (1992-95)…a cousin, Courtney Warley, completed her  career as a graduate student as a member of the Manhattan College Women’s Basketball team in 2022…she finished her career ranked second in career rebounds (1,206) and fifth in blocked shots (114) and having scored 1,295 career points (10th in school history).…has a creative mind and enjoys math…enjoys architecture and is fascinated by building shapes and designs…has spent time building projects in wood shop…committed to Florida State on August 9, 2020…totaled 18 scholarship offers and picked Florida State over Michigan, Oregon, Memphis, Miami, Cal, and Virginia…major is Entrepreneurship.