AS A MUSKETEER: Sporting News preseason magazine states what many around the league also believe: "Jalen Reynolds is ready for a breakout season up front." ... Led Xavier in scoring (13.3 ppg.), rebounding (10.8 rpg.), blocks (1.5 bpg.) and steals (1.5 spg.) for the four exhibition games in Brazil in August.
MACK ON REYNOLDS: "Jalen is an explosive finisher who can rebound the ball at a very high level. He plays with a huge chip on his shoulder and backs down to no one."
2013-14: Made his first three collegiate starts during XU's last four games ... Averaged 17.5 minutes per game over the last 12 games after averaging 10.1 mpg. for his first 19 games ... Averaged 11.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in wins at St. John's (Feb. 25) and over No. 9 Creighton (March 1), earning himself BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors ... Contributed six points and a game-high tying seven rebounds in 14 minutes at Marquette on Feb. 15 ... Grabbed five big rebounds in the first half of the Marquette win on Jan. 9 ... Had 11 points and seven rebounds in the win over Abilene Christian on Nov. 25 ... Collected 11 rebounds in the Miami win on Nov. 20 to go with two blocks ... Had 11 points, six rebounds and two blocks vs. Morehead State on Nov. 15.
RECORD-SETTING NIGHT AT MSG: Posted career highs for points (17), rebounds (an XU freshman record-tying 16) and minutes played (29) in his monster game at Madison Square Garden against St. John's on Feb. 25 ... ESPN's Scott Van Pelt picked Reynolds as the Star of the Night on Feb. 25 in the 3 stars segment on SportsCenter ... The 16 rebounds tied the freshman school record and is a total that is among the top five single game totals by a Xavier player over the last 10 seasons ... The only other XU freshmen that have grabbed 16 rebounds in a game are Derrick Brown (16 vs. BYU in an NCAA Tournament game on 3-15-07), Brian Grant (16 vs. Butler on 2-12-91) and Romain Sato (16 vs. Samford on 11-28-00)
2012-13: Sat out the 2012-13 season.
HIGHLY RANKED: Ranked as a three-star recruit by ESPN.com and ranked No. 91 by Scout.com.
AT BREWSTER ACADEMY (N.H.): Played one season at Brewster Academy with former XU teammate Semaj Christon ... Helped lead his team to a 33-1 record and a prep school national championship ... Played with Jakarr Sampson (St. John's and now with the Philadelphia 76ers), Aaron Thomas (Florida State), Mitch McGary (Michigan and now the Oklahoma City Thunder) and T.J. Warren (N.C. State and now the Phoenix Suns) ... Basketball coach: Jason Smith.
AT LIVONIA STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL: Didn't play as a junior at Stevenson after transferring from another school ... Made up for it by averaging 18.7 points, 15.5 rebounds and 4.3 blocks as a senior at Livonia Stevenson, earning First Team All-State honors and Team MVP honors after leading his squad to a 20-3 record ... Basketball coach: Michael Allie.
MICHAEL ALLIE ON REYNOLDS: "With Xavier's ability to develop big men the sky is the limit for Jalen and I am confident he will not disappoint."
PERSONAL: Undecided on a major...born December 30, 1992 in Detroit, Michigan...mother's name is Rachel Thomas.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||17||at St. John's (February 25, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||7||at St. John's (February 25, 2014)|
|Field Goals Attempted||13||at St. John's (February 25, 2014)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||-|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||-|
|Free Throws Made||7||vs. Abilene Christian (November 25, 2013)|
|Free Throws Attempted||8||vs. Abilene Christian (November 25, 2013)|
|Rebounds||16||at St. John's (February 25, 2014)|
|Assists||1||Four Times, last vs. Creighton (March 14, 2014)|
|Blocks||2||Five Times, last vs. Marquette (March 13, 2014)|
|Steals||1||Seven Times, last vs. Villanova (March 6, 2014)|