Marco Legovich thanks ownership for Jalen Hudson

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Legovich thanks ownership for Jalen Hudson

Trieste Basketball’s latest signing, Jalen Hudson, a 198cm by 88kg wing-guard, trained basketball-wise with the Fighting Irish at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s high school and then continued his path first at Virginia Tech, then with the University of Florida Gators. After a stint in the G-League and the Israeli second tier, he signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) in 2021. The following season he wears the jersey of Larisa B.C. in the Greek Basketball League. In 32 league games, he maintains averages of more than 13 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists, playing 28 minutes per lace-up. On September 4, 2022, he signs with newly promoted Hapoel Galil Elyon in the Israeli Premier League, a team with which he also plays in the FIBA Europe Cup, averaging over 19 points in the league and 17 in the continental competition. Since January, Jalen has been playing as a PBA Governor’s Cup graft for TNT Tropang Giga in the Philippines, where he has traveled at an average of over 33 points, before embarking on the biancorossa adventure that will bring him to Trieste in the coming days, once the necessary bureaucratic formalities are completed.

“First of all I would like to thank the ownership for this graft – the comment of coach Marco Legovich -: in this difficult phase of the market, in our opinion, Jalen is the best and most suitable player for our needs that we could have found. We are very pleased to complete the roster with an element with his physical and technical characteristics: his physical size allows him to play in multiple roles, he is adept at finalizing, both ball in hand and without the ball thanks to his dynamism. We had had contacts a few years ago after his experience in the G-League and we are happy to find him again today, improved and matured. Important factors in his choice were definitely his experiences in European leagues, which will go a long way in reducing the adaptation time in our system, as well as the excellent feedback we received about the boy in our information gathering and the personal talks we had with him in recent weeks.”

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