|Hometown:||San Tan Valley, Ariz..|
|High School:||Poston Butte|
Has the ability and size to impact a game in several ways ... has played in all 6 games and started the first 3 in his first year with the program ... scored a season-best 15 pts. in his first game as a Bronco.
Starter in his first career game at SCU scoring 15 pts on 6 of 9 FGs adding 3 stl, 2 ast and 2 reb in 27 min. vs. Bethesda (11/8/12) ... starter scoring 5 pts. with 4 reb. and 3 ast. making his only 3 FGA in win over San Jose St. (11/12/13) ... 3 pts., 4 reb. and 3 ast. at CS Fullerton (11/16/13) ... played 5 min. off the bench at Notre Dame (11/22/13) ... made his only FGA for 2 pts. and an ast. in 6 min. vs. N. Dakota St. (11/29/13) ... 2 of 2 FTs for 2 pts. with 1 ast. in 4 min. vs. Rice (11/30/13).
Graduated from Poston Butte High School in the suburbs of Phoenix, Ariz. (San Tan Valley, Ariz.) ... his senior year team was 23-6 and 9-1 in league play ... lost in the second round of the state playoffs ... his senior year he averaged 22 ppg, 3 apg, 7 rpg, 3 spg and 1 bpg ... his junior year led his team to the state quarter-finals as he posted 23 ppg, 6 rpg, 5 apg and 1 bpg ... was First Team All State twice, a 2nd team All State player once and a three-time First Team All-Region performer ... his performance best prior to his senior year included 48 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Parents are Kevin and Jennifer Richard ... has a younger brother named Cameron ... finished in the top 25 percent of his senior class ... born in Las Cruces, N.M. and lived there most of his life (through eighth grade) ... studying in the College of Arts and Sciences.
COACH KEATING ON JALEN:
"Jalen brings a tremendous passion for basketball and consistent improvement that will instantly be contagious for this class. He possesses an ability to impact the game in many ways and I expect him to do great things in his career here. We really enjoyed watching Jalen have an outstanding summer with the highly-regarded Arizona Magic Pump N Run program, led by Jeff de Laveaga. It is very impressive to see Jalen in such a good program at Poston Butte with Noel Nafizger."
WHY SANTA CLARA?
“I chose Santa Clara because of the opportunity that Santa Clara has to offer on the court and off the court.”